Tonight I sat at my computer, listening to Wilco, explaining to my roommate what "Where the Wild Things Are" is about.
Sidenote: I'm dressed like Max.
Dressed like a boy dressed like a wolf dressed like a king.
Halloween is days away.
This may be a prime example that children don't grow up. (1)
The book is very much about how in the face of fear, children become wild things. The movie takes this a step further and assures us that adults do the same.
Go see this movie, and it will tell you about yourself.(2) It will tell you that we all have a wild side, and when the world gets too overwhelming, we visit it... and still make it home in time for supper to be warm.
(1) Says the Arcade Fire. I was extremely disappointed that they didn't appear on this soundtrack.
(2) Other reasons to see this include: Spike Jonze is a film god, Max Records is perfect as the role of Max, and the music is super. (Even without the Arcade Fire) (Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs nails it)