Saturday, November 7, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

So this weekend, I went to see Where the Wild Things Are. I wasn't sure what to expect from the film, but I was hoping that it would at least leave me feeling happy.

The film, overall, was good. But I must say that it was not what I was expecting.

There's so much psychology about the film: clinging on to people, not seeing how your actions end up hurting those you love, expecting others to lead you to happiness. I'm actually surprised the film got away with a PG rating.

At the very beginning of the film, the main character Max is chasing what is presumably the family dog. He eventually tackles the dog and proceeds to wrestle with it. Very violently. Now, this would be okay... if they actually told you what happened to the dog. You don't see it for the rest of the movie. Which seems a little... disturbing.

Still, I enjoyed it. It was a pleasant film that definitely went to interesting lengths to get its message across. Though, I'd say watch it yourself before letting your kids see it.

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