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Where the Wild Things Are

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Where the Wild Things Are...

    Being a huge fan of Maurice Sendak's classic book, I found the movie to be refreshingly different. It touched more than I thought would be possible concerning the disappointments of childhood when it comes to the love and trust who hold to those in your family. After watching the movie with my 18 yr old brother, we were left in silence. We both had this feeling of having lost something. I wish I could put my finger on it, but its like you were brought to a certain realization that everything does change in the end, hopefully for the best. I'm still trying to figure that one out. All in all, not a movie I would take a small child to, but definitely one for the grown-ups who forgot how hard it was to be a kid.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very Different

    To start with, this is not your average kids movie. The whole thing felt like it was geared more toward an older audience, however I beleive that kids who aren't so dumbed down by video games and brainless comics could actually follow along and even relate to the characters. I'm 26 and I found the movie very odd while watching it. But when I was done with it, I found that the movie stayed with me and resonated. I learned to appreciate it truly for what it was. It's not a typical movie where you watch it and go on with life afterward. It really keeps you thinking. There are certainly some very intense scenes where I even shuddered a couple of times because of how threatening/unpredictable the monsters could be. The whole thing actually reminded me of playing wild games with my friends growing up. And the facial expresses on the monsters are very, VERY convincing. I don't know how they did it. But I will certainly be buying this film. More non-animated children's films need to be like this. Not all kids are stupid, so not all their movies should be either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    A positive attempt to interpret a kid's classic...

    As someone who grew up with the original children's book, I was skeptical when I heard this was going to be a feature film. However, Maurice Sendak himself gave it his stamp of approval, and it is an engaging and dark interpretation of the kid's book. Dave Eggers, who wrote the screenplay adaptation, weaves in a melancholy backstory of Max's divorced parents and a rough and often violent depiction of life with the 'Wild Things'. The fun, wild spirit of rebellion and the warm 'no-place-like-home' feeling are still present and counteract the dark parts quite furtively. Upon closer examination, various symbolic characters unfold, such as the relationship between two of the 'Wild Things' resembling the relationship between Max's parents. Although the overall feeling of the movie is much darker and at times more despondent than the kid's book, it is still a great interpretation of a beloved classic.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Untamed.

    Max, Judith, KW, Douglas, Alex, Ira, and Carol invite you to go "wild" with them. Let your imagination be untamed and go "wild" with these wild things. Fun and entertaining characters with a well developed storyline make this action adventure tale interesting. The customes are amazing and the details make this seem life-like. Has a great soundtrack. Max learns many of life's lessons through his experience with the "wild things." One lesson he learns is how to handle your emotions. Another lesson he learns is what to do about favoritism as well as how to keep everyone together and work as a team. As the DVD package says, this is a PG movie and some material may not be suitable for children, especially due to the violence. A favorable review: good for escapism.

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