my friend and i took our five year olds. they absolutely loved it. my son was running around the house howling and growling when he got home. i really liked this movie. ill for sure buy it on dvd
my favorite childhood storybook come to life! the movie was very indepth as to max's journey to where the wild things are. the wild things themselves were portrayed fantastically.
This movie was so differen than I imagined it to be, but was at the same time very loyal to the book. I liked the quiet beauty of the film, it was stunning. The only real issue I had was that it was hard to take Tony Soprano seriously...
Loved this movie and the imagination that was used in it. My daughter loved this movie!!
I absolutely loved this movie, so did my nephews. I have bought 2 copy's and would recommend it to anyone
The interpretation of the story was different from mine in many ways, but it didn't bother me. I thought Spike Jonze's interpretation was very interesting. and I thought the little boy was as cute as a button. I can't speak for the kids, but my husband and I discussed the movie for a long time after.
I very much enjoyed the movie. My 11-yr old son would rate it 3 stars. He didn't understand some of the subtlety. Pro: I found the movie very helpful in prompting some great discussions on if parents should bring dates home, the impact of divorce, sibling relationships, loneliness, empathy, healthy/destructive reactions to the ups and downs of life, the unpredictability of other people and how, as much as you want, you cannot control others. The movie was very well made and acted and visually gorgeous. Con: The pacing was a little slow... I think the movie was about 10-15 minutes too long. Overall, I would recommend it, but not for young kids.
Not what I expected but well worth watching!!! We even bought it!
You might enjoy this more than your kids. Darker than the book. Love that characters, story, and the music though!
I think I will save my money:)
Very interesting and odd movie. This book has been banned in some schools because of the behavior of the boy.
slow and long
I rented this movie from Netflix. Some of it was boring and definitely strange, but it was still pretty good. The mood of the movie was quite depressing/melancholy, but that is where I found it appealing. My husband on the other hand hated it and found it too depressing.
The movie started out kinda slow. It was cute for the most part. Theres a very good lesson towards the end. I don't think it will catch the attention of little kids. I took my 7 year old brother and he was kinda in to it but not so much. I was just kinda amazed that they could make and hour and a half movie about a 5 minute book. But I must say the soundtrack was AMAZING!
Slow and boring...we were so excited to see the movie, because we loved reading it to our children, and they enjoyed the book. However, the movie was very depressing and they kids thought it was dragging on. Not work going out to the theater spending money to watch....Red Box it for a $1 if you really want to see it, but don't buy it first.