Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
Directed by Spike Jonez
Written by Spike Jonez, Dave Eggers, and Maurice Sendak

I finally saw this movie. I loved it.

I loved how Max’s family’s troubles are mirrored in the Wild Things. I loved that Max was thoughtful & loving and aggressively reckless. Aren’t kids like that at some point? Max could deal out the pain (encouraging and enjoying the torturing of Alexander during dirt clod war) and suffer from it. That’s his journey. The inclusion of the globe from his dad with the inscription “To Max Owner of This World” was a great theme.

Max looked for his place in his family and found it waiting… at home… where it was still hot.

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