The more we see of Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, the more excited and worried I get. Sure, it looks awesome, but I have to wonder how they make a short story for kids into a compelling full length movie. Also, Whenever I hear James Gandolfini’s voice come out of the Wild Thing Carol, I keep expecting he to say he wants some Capicolla and then threaten to whack Max.
Maurice Sendak’s classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max’s imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. In bringing this imaginative fantasy to life, Jonze leads a team of filmmakers incorporating the most dynamic elements of voice performance, live-action puppetry and computer animation.