Where the Wild Things Are Movie Reviews

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Release Date: Oct 16, 2009

Genre: Action/AdventureFamily

Rating: (PG)

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  • 3
    To be said, this movie, in my opionion, was very sad and there were scary images galore.
    That being said I think this movie was a thinking persons film and it was very stirring and visually remarkable. There is a few scenes where the conversation is EXTREMELY deep and smart audiences will get that but kids will not really recognize the depth of things being said or portrayed. I really don't think it's a kids movie but then again I grew up in the late 70's and early 80's.
    There is not a lot of closure to several sad scenes so typical movie audiences may be a bit disappointed.
    I do recommend it but I hope you keep and open mind. I bet that if nothing else you will talk about it to your group and others
  • 1
    I could never figure out how this could have ever made it into the archives of a Kids book..as a kid growing up and even now as an adult.

    The characters..large monsters with savage flesh tearing teeth, horns like demons, and furry like a puppy dog, is suppose to be a good stuffed animal a child can hold during bedtime?

    I really didn't get it and yes, the movie was utterly boring. The only thing that kept me from going to sleep was the disturbing images that belong in the fantasy world with Knights, Wizards, and Dragons to fight rather than a 'I'm going to overcome my fear and be my friend book'.
  • 1
    Not for small kids. My five-year-old found it to be spooky. To be honest, it was kind of creepy. The monsters threatened to eat the boy a few times. They said, "I hope you don't have little bones like chicken bones." Not really sure who this movie was aimed at. Kids under 8 would probably be too scared to watch it. It kind of had a dark overture to it. Anybody over 8 would be bored. Bottom, line don't take any small kids. If you don't have any small kids, avoid it all together. VERY boring! And to think I actually liked this book as a kid.
  • 3
    "Where The Wild Things Are" was one of my favorite books when I was a child. It's was an incredibly simple book, yet in very few words managed to create a world that seemed incredibly detailed and magical. The film version of this classic isn't the complete failure I thought it was going to be, but it's certainly not a success either. I admire director Spike Jonze for doing what he does best: creating a fantasy world that looks a lot like the real world. The land of the Wild Things looks like it could be your backyard, which gives the audience the opportunity to use their imagination just like the book did. Jonze is less successful with story and plot. Jonze tries to wring out every bit of movie he can, but there’s only so much you can get from a ten sentence story before you start repeating yourself. I was also really thrown off by having a giant monster with the voice of Tony Soprano, which may seem minor, but just brings up a bigger point: I liked this story better when it was up to me to fill in the parts that weren’t in the book. Next time I want to visit where the wild things are, instead of going to the movies, I’ll just pick up the book.

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