Sound Off: Where the Wild Things Are - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
October 16, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? This is a movie that has been anxiously anticipated by moviegoers for a very long time. Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, a beautiful adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book, finally hits theaters everywhere this weekend, so without further ado, let the wild rumpus start! After waiting this long, though, is it any good? Is it as amazing as the trailers have made it look? Is there even a good story since there wasn't much of one in the book? What did you think? Sound off below, leave a comment, and let us know what you thought of Where the Wild Things Are!
To fuel the fire, while I did enjoy Where the Wild Things Are quite a bit, and I do still think Spike Jonze is an absolutely brilliant filmmaker, it's not my favorite film of the year. In fact, I think I'd only call it a great movie, but not an amazing one, and I've been trying to determine why it didn't hit with me on the kind of emotional level that I was hoping it would. All the Wild Things were fantastic, Max Records is great as the kid (an honest and heartfelt performance), and I felt a real connection with everyone on the island, but I just didn't love it like I wanted to. Maybe I need to see it a second time? Or maybe it just needs some polishing?
What did you think of Where the Wild Things Are? One of the best adaptations of the year?