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1 Minute Movie Review – Where the Wild Things Are October 24, 2009

Posted by The Ringer in 1 minute movie review, movie reviews.
What fully aroused it's this big. It could crush you and your self confidence. Now stop asking about it.

When fully aroused it's this big. It could crush you and your self confidence. Now stop asking me about it.

Where the Wild Things Are (Warner Bro’s)

Spike Jonze turns the kids book into an adult film (record scratch). Well, its more a film for adults. No wait. that’s doesn’t sound quite right either. Jonze has made a grown up film that deals with the emotions and tribulations of being a child and how even as adults we still struggle to dominate them but that at the end that’s okay because its a task we all have to handle. The best way to describe it is to compare it to a stage play. The movie is dependent on mature dialogue that crisply outlines plot, allegory, and character development rather than using lots of fantastical action, violence or cheap scares. Though it does have a dash of each. So if you go see it be prepared to learn something about anger, family and giant furry costumes at a calm pace.

Verdict – Watchable. Insightful with out beating you about your furry monster to get the point across. And it’s touching… aaaaawww yeah. Also the voice talent of Tony Soprano, Catherine O’Hare, Chris Cooper, Ghost Dog and the red head chick from Six Feet Under do a great job.

Director: Spike Jonze. Producers: Tom Hanks and others. Writers: Jonze and Dave Eggers (Who wrote A Heart Breaking of Staggering Genius and The Wild Things)



1. ianthecool - October 25, 2009

Well. put. Nice review.

2. Sam Kaufman - October 26, 2009

The cinematography of WTWTA was impressive, no doubt, but it seemed to be missing a “spark” of some kind… maybe it was just too low energy from beginning to end for me (or at least after the first ten minutes)

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