An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world - a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.
A young boy named Max has an active imagination, and he will throw fits if others don't go along with what he wants. Max - following an incident with Claire (his sister) and her friends, and following a tantrum which he throws as a result of his Mother paying more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems. Written by
When Max is falling head over heels down the sand dune, his crown comes flying off twice. See more »
Hey, Claire. Wanna see something great?
[on the phone]
Who else was there?
It's an igloo! I made it.
Yeah, my brother.
I can't. We're supposed to go to my dad's that weekend.
The snowplows left some snow across the street, and I dug a hole into it.
Go and play with your friends.
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The logos for Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, and Village Roadshow Pictures are covered with Max's scribblings. See more »
The movie is terrible for kids and adults, and just weird.
Nothing but a bunch of monsters bickering, fighting, and arguing about their problems in a very serious and aggressive tone. You're better off watching some lame reality show like the "Real World" than you are watching this. Definitely not for kids at all.
It really is a depressing show overall. One of the only films I probably ever regret having watched. Not only a waste of time, but seems to really put the idea into my kids heads that fighting is normal, and how to deal with problems.
Even without all that, as the other reviewers put it, you're not really even sure what the show is trying to say--It's all over the place.
Do yourself a favor and read your kids the book instead!
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