Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are???

I took my 10 year old sister to see the new movie Where the Wild Things Are tonight. It was a favorite book of mine when I was kid and my sister has read the book as well. Except the movie wasn't at all what I expected. It was just so strange. I don't remember the book well enough to remember the exact story line, but I remembered enough to recognize the characters. It was just so unsettled in their little monster community. And when things went wrong they acted irrationally and child-like. One monster was even really violent throwing things and punching walls. It made me think: what kind of lesson is this for kids who go to see the movie? And then when the movie was over, I felt like there wasn't really a resolution to the problem. It was all just really bizarre. I thought kids movies are supposed to be happy?
My movie rating: Rent It.
Did anyone else think the same thing about this movie? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
<3 Hilabee

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen it, but I seem to remember an unsettling element to the book. Like the monsters started acting childish, violent, and out of control and the boy had to be the adult. I think that's why he left, right? Because he realized it wasn't all it was cracked up to be? I could be wrong