Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wild Thing, I think I . . .

. . . well, I don't know what to think of the new Spike Jonze movie but luckily Claire does and she tells you here.

6 comments:

GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

We saw this tonight. It's not a movie for children, but for adults. It's pretty brilliant in many ways.

The first twenty minutes are possibly the best artistic presentation of the inside of an angry, lonely, and hurt child I have ever experienced.

GraceAnne LadyHawk said...

Claire's review, by the way, is near perfect. It expresses elegantly much of what I thought.

Jeannine said...

Claire's review is a thing of beauty. I wish I picked up some of the nuances she did instead of sitting there wishing the wild things would stop talking. I can't think of a line of their dialog I would have missed. Jeannine Atkins

Monica Edinger said...

I've now seen it twice, the first time with adults and the second with 4 6th graders. The kids will be blogging about it. One has already ( http://blogs.dalton.org/c16dn/2009/10/24/movie-where-the-wild-things-are/)

I did too, actually, after the viewing with adults.

jimmyprell said...

I thought this review was great. I was especially troubled that the filmmakers felt a need to turn Max's boyish play into a manifestation of Deeper Issues.

Can't boys play anymore without it meaning something? Aren't we all Wild Things -- or do we need to feel sad about Daddy?

But yes, visually brilliant, inventive, etc. And a very hard film to make. Unfortunately, the Wild Things themselves became Ideas, and toothless.

A mixed bag. But a great review!

marski said...

Freud.