Which movie am I gonna watch tonight?
Where the Wild things are
Directed by Spike Jonze
Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo
When I was little I used to read the book by Maurice Sendak.
I don’t remember much but I do have a nice image in my head, from furry and kind monsters that live in a dark and slightly abstract world.
So when I heard there was going to be a live action movie based on it, specially directed by Spike Jonze, I got very excited.
After watching the trailer though, I expected much less from the film then I did when I first heard about the project.
And my presentiment turned out to be right.
The visuals are nice but the movie is unfortunately a little too slow….
I don’t know what happened to Spike Jonze's movies? They started out so good (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation etc...) but since Synecdoche, New York they are just too slow for me.
It’s still worth watching if you are into that kind of films, and in the end it’s your opinion that counts.