Where the Wild Things Are, few books capture children’s hearts and minds like Maurice Sendak masterpiece. I remember loving this book as a kid. Sendak takes something that would normally scare a kid (monsters) and turns into something incredibly endearing and now it’s being made into a movie.
I am intrigued by this movie but I am also skeptical. Children’s picture books rarely have enough content or substance to make a full length feature film, so it is up to the director and writers to come up with something more. The question is, can they improve on a classic?
All I have seen are the trailers and art work, but I have to admit, I am impressed. It LOOKS amazing. The visuals seem to play on the child like sense of wonder and adventure the book creates and the Wild Things themselves look spot on. Which were of course, my favorite part as a kid. Maybe with today’s special effects that doesn’t account for much but when you are playing with something this original and great, it doesn’t take much to mess it up.
Will it be Wild Things or mild things? Only time will tell.
Here are some more images.