“Inside all of us is… hope. Inside all of us is… fear. Inside all of us is… adventure. Inside all of us is… a wild thing.”
Where the Wild Things Are is a heart-warming movie for all ages. Maurice Sendak, is the author and genius of the classic children’s book, written in 1963 and adapted by Spike Jonze into a movie.
Though the text of the book contains only nine sentences, the pictures and emotions say more than a thousand words ever could. The movie turns the adventures of Max into a 94-minute movie, blended with humor, and based on the theme of escape.
The story is focused on Max, a creative and adventurous little boy, who constantly feels that he is alone in the world. He runs away from home and escapes to an island where the wild things are. They make Max their king, and they become friends. In the end, it is obvious that home really is where the heart is.
The movie unites people. It explores feelings that everyone can relate to, the loneliness of childhood and feeling like no one understood you. The movie returns to a time when you felt alone and just wanted to run away to your own little world with no cares. It is a fantastic movie for teenagers, adults, children and grand-parents.
The movie theater audience was roaring with laughter almost the whole way through the movie. The only time they were silent was the emotional and pensive parts.
All in all, this movie may be one of the best movies of 2009. You just have to see it to believe it.
By: Alyssa Funk