Escapism Cinema

I watched Spike Jonze’s new film ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ this morning, and I have to say I was blown away. I had high hopes considering I’d read the book during my childhood, and this certainly does it justice.

It’s full to the brim with all the stylistic camera work used by Spike in his music videos, and features a soundtrack of fairly unknown writers. Not to mention the actors, few have starred in any blockbuster films – so there’s a real element of freshness here.

It’s also the reason for this blogs title – it truly is a piece of escapism, once you enter the ‘wild things’ domain you really do feel in a completely different world. This isn’t done by expensive CGI, but by the locations and the simplistic character design. The wild things themselves are also strong personalities, they form a tribe and everyone has their place (no doubt you will pick your favorite – The Bull’s mine!)

Lead character Max is also very loveable, after running away from home due to feeling lost and lonely he finds a boat and travels to the far away land of the wild things. You never discover their origin, where the location is or indeed if he has dreamed the whole adventure – but by the end of the film you don’t really care.

This is a true feel good film that’s full of emotion, adventure and truly amazing visuals. I’d suggest you go see it asap – even if you haven’t read the book, this film will connect to you on various different levels.


One Response to “Escapism Cinema”

  1. doormatsandprincesses Says:

    i still havent seen this film…:( it looks so beautiful!

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