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Did Anyone see Where the Wild Things Are?

  1. Ms Chievous profile image77
    Ms Chievousposted 8 years ago

    I saw it and I have some mixed feelings about it... they took a simple premise and maybe made it way too complicated.  I was expected the monsters to be monsters and not adults.. but I know that was the point...  Still mulling it over... I loved the soundtrack

  2. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I heard some reviewer saying that the movie may have a message that parents may think is a little too much for their children?  My daughter (early twenties) just saw it today, and I asked if it was sad.  She said it was.

  3. Ms Chievous profile image77
    Ms Chievousposted 8 years ago

    Yeah it wasn't as fun a movie as I thought it would be

  4. New York Life profile image50
    New York Lifeposted 8 years ago

    reportedly, the director spike jonze was forced to spend almost a year and an increased budget, making the film more family friendly!

    i want to see the directors cut

    1. Ms Chievous profile image77
      Ms Chievousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it was family friendly....

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It's gotten good press so far. The book may be a children's book but it was not all sweetness and light either.

  6. theageofcake profile image70
    theageofcakeposted 8 years ago

    From what I understand, Maurice Sendak liked Jonze's adaptation.

    I genuinely liked it as well.  I'm very much in support of adult-friendly kids' movies, so it was absolutely my kind of thing.  Not only was it understated in the best way, it was also very aesthetically beautiful, and occasionally evoked the spirit of Jim Henson's darker work.

    I don't like it when overprotective parents require gum drops and sunshine to deem the material kid-friendly.  Remember Bambi and Land Before Time?  They exposed devastating truths while managing to soften the blows.  Same with Pixar's Up - and Wall-E for that matter.  From an historical cinematic standpoint, kids are certainly capable of handling these themes.

    As for the music - it was passable.  Karen O's compositions complimented the visuals well, but didn't add a great deal of emotional weight (though her rendition of "Worried Shoes," a Daniel Johnston original, certainly had an impact).  Also, I was thoroughly disappointed that "Wake Up" was nowhere in the movie, not even the closing credits.

    1. Ms Chievous profile image77
      Ms Chievousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not aksing for Gumdrops.. a lot of the things going on in the movie were way above childrens heads and occasionally over mine.   I would have to watch the movie alone to truly grasp everything that was going on in the movie.  The characters were vey complicated and i was unsure if they were to mirror the adults in Max's own life  or Spike Jonez.  I guess I like things to be a little more concrete and not up in the air.
      As for the music.. that is a  great description about it not containing much emotional weight.. maybe that is why I liked it  smile

  7. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    It's not really a kid's movie from what I've heard. It's more of a movie to remind adults of childhood or something like that. I heard it twas a good movie, but that it's not really for kids.