Monday, May 10, 2010
Karma and her hard pillows.
I forgot to tell you about Where The Wild Things Are yesterday.
Max (Max Records) imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways. Producer Tom Hanks and director Spike Jonze bring Maurice Sendak's whimsical story to life; James Gandolfini,Catherine Keener, Forest Whitaker and Catherine O'Hara lend their talents.
I guess it just wasn't my day for good movies that day. Now, like I said, I haven't read the book--maybe the book is more cohesive? The movie seemed very disjointed to me. I assume the boy was supposed to learn something about his violent outbreaks and nasty temper during the course of the movie, but it wasn't very obvious--at least, not to me. He runs away from home to this island with all these creatures--who are irrationally violent and act like a schoolyard full of bullies and mean kids. He lies to be crowned king, thinks up cruel and violent games--then they are going to make this big round fort-like home, but he leaves with this one creature to meet her two friends (the biggest bully is jealous of)...which are owls she smacks out of the sky with rocks!!? One big bird-like creature gets his arm pulled off when they are rough-housing...it went on and on. I found it all pretty confusing. And in the end the boy just decided to go back home. His mother greets him and they basically don't say a word to each other and she falls asleep at the table while he eats cereal. Huh??
I guess I didn't miss out on much by never reading the book? Or is the book WAY, WAY better than this movie?
I am headed over to visit again with Sammy and Annie. Dagan and Leah should be home really late tonight. Cloudy day today and supposed to rain.
I basically spent the entire weekend catching up online. I'm still not caught up, but have made great inroads--hehe! I really do enjoy all my online groups and activities and emails and videos, tho. But--letting things slide for a week or two or...not the best idea--hehe! Can't always help it, tho. I am glad you are all patient with me. :)
Guess what!! They just called me to pick up my new glasses today! TaDa! So--I'll stop over there, too. Guess I had better get in gear here. Later....:):)