Our June film from the Tots100 Film Club was Where the Wild Things Are rated PG. My sister and niece recently came to stay and I thought this would be a great family film to sit down and watch. However, we sat down and attempted to watch the film 3 times but we never finished watching it. We just didn’t enjoy it and it failed to catch the imagination of my toddler, 8 year old niece, myself and my older sister. I can’t put my finger on why we didn’t enjoy the film as the synopsis sounds magical.
Where the Wild Things Are, written by Maurice Sendak, was first published in 1963 and has delighted generations of children. Nine-year old Max runs away from home and sails across the sea to become king of a wondrous realm of gigantic fuzzy monsters – but being king may not be as carefree as it looks!
Special features exclusive to blu-ray include Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life – a live-action/animated adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Book featuring the voices of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker; a behind the scenes look at the making of the film; and a series of shorts by Lance Bangs.
We’ll definitely be sitting down and watching this film again but for now I feel like I have to apologise for our family not liking the film!