Monday, October 19, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are in Limbo

  • I have to admit that I'm kind of disappointed in the fact that I'm reading reviews saying that this is not a kids movie. I was so excited to take Mica to see it. I don't want to take him if he's going to get scared, and be uninterested. He likes the book, and so do I.
  • Mica never gets scared with other things. Heck, he's watched Transformers (the first one) at home with Daddy and loved it! Transformers and Spiderman are not exactly movies I'd pick for Mica to see, but he has seen them. We have never let Mica see Spiderman 2 or 3; I simply thought they were too graphic and scary. Where the Wild Things Are, is rated PG.
  • Maybe I'll wait until I can buy it on DVD, review it, and then decide if he can watch it. Of course that would be nothing like watching it on the big screen.
  • I'm such a children's book junkie myself, that I was really excited to see it.
  • I was also disappointed how Maurice Sendak responded to a Newsweek interview! I love his work, and the way he has responded just disappointed me so much!
  • This brings up another point, should you like someones work if you really can't stand their actions? I think so. I don't exactly like how Brad Pit cheated on Jennifer Aniston, but I still think he's a good actor. There are many other cases of actors and artists that I've felt negative towards their behavior, but really liked their work.
  • “In a recent Newsweek interview, Maurice Sendak was asked what he would say to concerned parents who feel the new film adapted from his children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” may be too scary for children.”

    “ ‘I would tell them to go to hell. That’s a question I will not tolerate,” Sendak said. “If they can’t handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it’s not a question that can be answered. …‘ ”

  • That's not quite the answer I was expecting from such a profound children's book illustrator and writer.

1 comment:

Felicia said...

Wow!! I am also disappointed in his reaction to that question! I too have seen what people have been saying about the movie and I am disheartened! I love children's books and would like them to remain the same quality.. although it is hard to do when you are transferring from book to movie i guess.


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