Thursday, March 26, 2009

Monster Island

Check out the new Where the Wild Things Are trailer.

I'm actually pretty excited about it. Usually I get upset when people try to adapt classic children's stories into full-length movies, but hopefully the Wild Things team has done a good job of expanding the book into a film without compromising the tone or story. (One thing I am worried about--the moment with the mother and the guy and the wine. Do we need that angle?) And it looks like they've done a great job with the monsters--actual costumes vs. CGI?

A confession: I didn't really like Where the Wild Things Are when I was a kid. It upset me that Max kind of conquered the wild things. It was their land! Max shouldn't have taken over! But here it looks like Max is less of a brat--chasing the dog with a fork,and growling at his mom--and more of a dreamy kid. So the movie actually might sway my opinion for the better.


Maria said...

That book scared me when I was a kid. I'm not sure why...but I'm not going to see the movie alone :)