Tuesday 27 October 2009

Children Don't Grow Up

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)


sam said...

READ "THE WILD THINGS" BY DAVE EGGERS. he co-wrote the screenplay with spike jonez and also happens to be my favorite author. i bought the book as soon as it came out you can borrow it over winter break! here's my favorite line: "one might think that a boy who was out in the snow for so long would get cold, but max was not. he was warm, partly because he had on many layers, and partly because boys who are part wolf and part wind do not get cold."

Kaitlin said...

Whenever I saw the trailer, I would think to myself, "Man, I really want to see that movie!" and then remember that just because one of my favorite songs was in it does not mean it will make a good movie. I was also bummed that it didn't feature a part in the film, and am kind of holding opinion on the actual movie. I'm not sure how I feel yet.