Where the Wild Things Are (Movie)
Plot: This is a classic. I grew up reading the book and have loves the story since childhood. On the surface, its a simple story of a struggling child’s imaginary journey. But there is some real depth there if you want to think about it a little. This is a story about human connections and the struggle to find one’s place in the family and world. Its a story about growing up and coming to understand that things cannot always be the way we want them. I love this story! Its so simple, yet completely rich. I true mastery of story telling.
Visual Appeal: Excellent! They really looked at the book and created costumes that matched the characters in the book completely! I loved the setting too. The way they filmed it was also excellent. They kept to the same quality of color that the book had. Muted tones of color and soft shading. It really was like seeing the book coming to life!
If you loved the book, you’ll love the movie. They really did a wonderful job in making this a full and rich movie while keeping it solidly founded on the book. One I want to own!