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Where the Wild Things Are  (2010 - English)

Where the Wild Things Are cumulative rating: 3.5 out of 53.5/5 (42 users)

Where the Wild Things Are critics rating: 3.25 out of 5 3.25/5 (4 critics)

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Many Americans have grown up on Maurice Sendak’s vividly imaginative illustrated story ‘Where the wild things are’ and Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich,Adaptation) tries to capture it all on celluloid with great reverence and faithfulness but for audiences outside of the Americas this will most likely appear too farfetched and ambitious. It’s not much of a story really..in fact it was the child friendly illustrations that really did the trick for Maurice Sedak’s childrens’ novellamore

There is nothing as unfettered as a child's imagination. You and I might try to dream up warped universes, but our jaded, mostly overcinematic conjurings are nothing compared to the wondrousness kids can instantly materialise, their imaginations leaping over tall buildings (with a single bound) while ours staidly colour inside the lines.Where The Wild Things Are is a magical exploration of just such an overactive imagination, a child boltingmore

Can we make this mandatory viewing please for a generation of digi-kids who seem to have forgotten the outdoors completely in their obsession with all things tech? Young Max and his wild musings might just be the perfect antidote for Wii kids who are being insidiously weaned away from all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small.... Based on Maurice Sendak's 1963 kid's classic which reportedly had just nine sentences, the film is a visual parablemore

Remember the time when your art teacher gave you a blank sheet and asked you to doodle whatever you felt like ? Well, Spike Jonze has done something similar with WTWTA. Creating an imaginary world full of enchantment and bewilderness, he tells a simple story of a boy who escapes the dark reality of his dysfunctional family and travels in a makeshift boat to an island full of weird-looking hairy creatures.more