Saturday, October 17, 2009

BUILDING FORTS AND TEARING DOWN IGLOOS


(there was more written here, but i'm working on a project and i needed these paragraphs. i'm still leaving you the last bites of the review.)

the film is good. there is no plot, except that which we bring into the theater and project beneath the light. there is magic. there is violence. there is the haunted reality that the good guys can still devour you and that kindness still explodes in erratic emotions. the film declares that running from problems does work, but you still have to return. i've done my equal parts running and returning. well, maybe equal parts.

i give WHERE THE WILD THINGS are 4 belly-swamp raccoons out of 5. this story was already a classic: the film just reminded us why.

2 comments:

Janna Barber said...

This is really nice. I love hearing your tender side. Never thought about your emotional volcano in anything but a good way. Third paragraph up is so good, but is there something missing here "glass plated imagine"? Thanks.

Stacey Lawlis said...

Just saw this movie today. We went with a close group of friends and I was surprised how many reactions there were to the film. Lots of folks found it depressing.

Despite (because of?) the darkness the film lets in, the Mr. and I really enjoyed it. We talked about it most of our hour-long drive back home.

When will the rest of the review be posted???