Sunday, February 28, 2010

where the wild things are

Just finished the 2009 film version. Like most people my age, I read that book a thousand times as a kid, imagined myself as Max whenever things weren't working out. This connection goes deep, and so watching the film was difficult. I felt as if my own subconscious was being payed just as Max's was given agency in the film. Powerful and very satisfying on some level, but I'm left a bit disturbed and I assume the fim is aimed at adults who remember the book, not for kids.