The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another his mother called him “WILD THING!” and Max said “I’LL EAT YOU UP!” so he was sent to bed without eating anything.
That very night in Max’s room a forest grew and grew — and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls become the world all around and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are.
And when he came to the place where the wild things are they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws till Max said “BE STILL!” and tamed with with a magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all and made him king of all the wild things. “And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
In My Opinion…
My Rating: 4 Stars
It’s an interpretation of the famous children’s picture book — “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.
An island across the sea
A runaway imagination
Wild and terrible creatures
The attempt to build a fort where “only good things happen”
And Max, the little boy who is the Wildest Thing of all.
You have to watch the movie to appreciate what it means. For the “black and white thinkers” this may not be your style of movie. For those who like to ponder, and wonder, and see things like they haven’t before — you might just enjoy this one. I confess, it left me a little confused. For a while I wondered “why”. And I don’t think that “why” has been answered.
Maybe it doesn’t have to be.
The acting is superb, the effects great, and the dialogue, though a little sparse, is all applicable and flows well. It’s a well-made movie. And I liked it.
But the wild things cried, “oh please don’t go — we’ll eat you up — we love you so!”
And Max said, “No!”