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Some Positive Reviews for Where The Wild Things Are

Published October 13, 2009 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros Pictures
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A little over 24 hours ago I posted the first two reviews from Where The Wild Things Are from the trades. They both concluded with a negative opinion of the film, making it seem like the majority felt this way. Not so, as shown by these latest reviews.

Where the Wild Things Are Gets Reviewed

Yesterday I gave you some negative reviews for Where the Wild Things Are. Both of which that claimed the film was missing an overall direction or purpose. Today I have some positive reviews, both of which that claim the film is damn near flawless.

I don't use this word lightly, but "Where The Wild Things Are" is an absolute masterpiece, and it's the finest offering from any Hollywood studio thus far this year.

It is a gorgeous, painful, heartfelt look at the turbulence of childhood, shot through with the wisdom that only perspective can allow, but told in a way that grounds us in the POV of a child. It's smart, deceptively simple, and richly imagined. I saw a rough cut of the film in 2007 at the now-infamous test screening, and even in rough form, it rattled me deeply. But finished, the film is a miracle of sorts, a movie that authentically captures the experience of what it's like when you're too young to fully manage your own emotional landscape, but old enough to know you have no control.

It is also, in my opinion, the perfect model of what adaptation should be.

This is the most authentic & brilliant film about childhood that I have ever seen. It is tremendous at every fathomable level. From production design, costumes, dialogue, effects, music, photography, editing, sound design and most of all performances. Performances from the humans, and astonishingly tender, horrible and mind-blowing work from the Wild Things. See this movie!

Like I said, flawless. Both reviews rant and rave like this the entire time, making me wonder what the other critics (who are posting negative reviews) are seeing. Anywho, check out the positives to Where the Wild Things Are by clicking the bold links above.

Where The Wild Things Are opens to theaters October 16th.

For the trailer, posters, stills and more movie info, go to the Where The Wild Things Are Movie Page.

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