Spike Jonez gives his unique spin to Where the Wild Things Are. The movie is based on the book but the plot differs greatly. The plot is much darker than the book. It is definitely not for young children (under 7 or 8). I understand that it would be difficult to make a movie out of a such a short book without expanding the plot. However, I did not like the dark and troubling tone of the movie plot.
What impressed me was the cinematography. It was an absolutely beautiful movie. The world created for the Max’s journey into his imagination is amazing. For me the beauty of the movie is a redeeming quality.
I don’t think this is one that will be added to my collection. I would recommend reading or reading the book before seeing the book. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.