A reverential but uninvolving adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic illustrated book for children.
I get the distinct impression that the two 'rotten' reviewers don't really... get it. Issues I have with this particular review: 1. "Nonetheless, Spike Jonze has fearlessly plunged ahead to weave whimsical movie magic to bring Maurice Sendak's 1963 "Where the Wild Things Are" to the screen."If you knew anything about Spike Jonze (which, maybe I'm wrong, but to write a professional review of something, shouldn't you research it first?), you would know that he didn't want to make this into a movie at first. Sendak asked him, and Jonze said no, it's perfect how it is. So he didn't "fearlessly plunge ahead." 2. "Where the film falters is Jonze and novelist Dave Eggers' adaptation, which fails to invest this world with strong emotions."... Isn't this pretty much a film based on emotions? Also, Dave Eggers' novels are some of the most emotional books I've ever read; sorry you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon.
Oct 12 - 11:49 AM
Ugh. I can't wait 'til the "real" critics get their reviews in to get the score back up to the 80 this film deserves. What is wrong with you losers who are giving it a rotten?
Oct 12 - 12:33 PM
Oh, get over yourself. Have you even seen the film? How do you know it deserves a score in the 80s?
Oct 13 - 08:27 PM
Remember everyone, this guy gave Aliens in the Attic a fresh review, so...I don't know if we can take anything he says seriously.
Oct 12 - 04:12 PM
His credibility died for me when he recommended the slapstick reliant Nim's Island, the poorly developed and anti-heartfelt Bedtime Stories and box office disaster Imagine That.
Oct 13 - 06:35 AM
this guy's credentials arent awful...they're just all over the place, so I don't know what to think of him.
Oct 13 - 03:10 PM
In Your Dreams
blah blah blah he liked this movie and hated this movie therefore blah blah blah
Oct 13 - 03:54 PM
Jessica, I loved that emotional range of a teaspoon thing. And I agrree with what you said about the critics giving the movie negative reviews just don't seem to get it.
Oct 13 - 04:45 PM
The 7 clips available on the internet are enough to tell me this is going to be the best movie about childhood since ET - probably eclipsing even that gem, given that Jonze is far more visionary than Spielberg...
Oct 14 - 06:02 AM
Jesus, you babies sound like all the 13 year old girls that got bent out of shape over Twilight's bad reviews.Saw it. It was meh. Should have been a half hour TV movie, not a 100 min film. There simply isn't enough story to go around here. It starts out beautifully and then goes nowhere (with a couple WTF was that moments.) It's a pretty movie with little or no story stung over a series of cool set pieces. It's not horrible, but let's call it what it is. Flimsy. And Jessica S, Dave Eggers is a hack. When you turn 18 and read better books you will realize this.
Oct 15 - 09:15 AM
i really hated this movie...but i get its importance if you're in "that" place.
Dec 20 - 05:19 AM
i really hated this movie...nearly walked out twice, but i get its importance if you're in "that" place.
I really hated this movie...nearly walked out twice, but i get its importance if you're in "that" place.
Dec 20 - 05:21 AM
wtf!! sorry 4 laptop malfunction.
Dec 20 - 05:22 AM
the comments here are so stupid.
Jan 5 - 07:39 PM