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Where the Wild Things Are

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Where the Wild Things Are
Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.


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Oct 09, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A waste of time. Although I didn’t fast forward this movie, I keep waiting for something meaningful to happen that never came. Lot’s of dark humour but still not enough. Don’t bother with this movie.

Aug 04, 2014

One of the "Where the wild things are" DVD copies DOES NOT WORK at all.

Jul 17, 2013
  • neonchameleon rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a tough one to rate. Although it is really interesting and full of interesting undertones and psychological symbolism (all of the monsters represented different aspects of Max's psyche), it was not what I (or I think anyone) expected. Definitely not for kids, i mean there are some kinda scary parts but mostly I imagine it would bore them. Actually, when I saw it in theatres it there were some kids infront of me and I don't think they were into it at all. That being said, it made me feel something that lingered even after teh movie was over, it was very sad and reminded me of my own feelings of loneliness as a child. A very interesting and smart movie but not what I think most people would expect from something based ona classic children's book.

Jul 14, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

People are so quick to condemn something that is unique and complex. I think this is a magical film that captures the spirit of the book and Sendak himself. If you want to learn more please watch the documentary "Tell Them Anything You Want, A Portrait of Maurice Sendak". Yes, the film deals with the wide range of human emotions: happiness, sadness,joy, loneliness etc. Kids experience these emotions too and that was Sendak's point. Childhood is often a scary place. The book was widely criticized when it was first printed but it quickly became a classic because it spoke to kids. I recommend this to anyone over 6 years of age.

May 16, 2013
  • Kitty_ONeill rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I did not like this movie at all. It has some very dark setting and extremely dark characters.

May 07, 2013
  • Hello_Seattle rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Bunch of random stuff happening. No story line really, just a hap-hazard movie. Expected more as I read the book when I was little. But it wasn't like the book at all. It was really lame, camera was jerky for no reason at all (normally done to stir adrenaline) and gave me a head-ache. Not the a kids movie at all. Warner Bros President said of the movie:

"I would say it’s a movie for adults first and for a certain kind of child second. It doesn't completely fit your expectation of a pure family film. It’s all good, but it is surprising."

Not a good movie in general, very poorly put together.

Apr 19, 2013

To the people wondering what went wrong with this film: Maurice Sendak, the writer of the book which this was based on, also worked on this film. He approved what Dave Eggers came up with as an interpretation of his story. So when you say that "the movie screwed it up" you're essentially saying that the guy who originally wrote the book is stupid. Most of the people rating this film poorly apparently didn't get what the original book was about. I won't elaborate on that since it would do everyone well to educate themselves, but I will say the film caught the essence of the book. Also, to parents taking their kids to these films: USE GOOGLE. Occasionally I'll see a review "warning" parents about films like this as if they've been mislead into believing this is Bridge to Terebithia and not Watership Down, but that isn't the case. Double check online to see if the film is something you'd want your kid seeing. Though really, I've never known anyone who grew up to be a psychopath because they watched Secret of Nimh. I doubt this film will scar the delicate mind of any child.

Feb 16, 2013
  • yickbob rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

As a fan of the book & Spike Jonze it's hard to express how disappointed I was with this. Bad acting, script, & plot can't be saved by reasonably acceptable cinematography & costuming. Couldn't sit through more than half.

Dec 17, 2012
  • krystalamanda16 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

i liked the book better

Oct 09, 2012

thanks very much for the movies sincerly jahniklwa

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Jun 19, 2012
  • Autotrooper rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 20, 2011

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Dec 10, 2010
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Mar 20, 2010
  • bluedragon123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jul 08, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Child fights with and bites his mother. Fantasy creatures destroy huts, fight, and talk about eating each other.

Jul 08, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Mild language


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