Friday, October 16, 2009


by Richard Ivory

One of my favorite books as a child was Maurice Sendak’s classic 1963 children’s book entitled Where the Wild Things Are. Today, children and adult fans of this classic will get the chance to see the book on film. The book, which chronicles the imaginary adventures of a little boy named Max, has been the recipient of many awards in literature. The story begins rather innocently with Max’s mother sending him to his room for an apparent punishment without dinner.

While in his room he imagines an imaginative world full of forests, monsters and a mysterious place called “The Land of The Wild Things”. It is after Max sails to this enchanted place that he realizes that there are fearsome monsters in “The Land of The Wild Things”. He learns that the only way to conquer these fearsome monsters is “by staring into their yellow eyes without blinking. Where the Wild Things Are will be released today as a movie.

If you like suspense, and if you enjoyed movies like Narnia and Harry Potter then Where the Wild Things Are will be well worth the wait. But, dont take my word for it The New York Daily News, on a scale of from one to five stars, has just given Where the Wild Things Are a rating of four stars. I also suspect that the movie is on it’s way to getting a well deserved Oscar.


1 comment:

Samantha K said...

I think Spike Jonze missed out on a great opportunity to make something that would be meaningful to adults and children alike; almost the entire movie seemed like nonsense to me