DVD Review: Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are (PG)

SPIKE JONZE beautifully expands Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s tale of monsters in a fantasy land, where Max, a frustrated nine-year-old who feels at odds with the world, escapes to an island where enormous creatures roam the forests.

Afraid they are going to eat him, Max convinces the creatures to declare him king, thereby answering his own wish for control in his life. But these wild things have problems of their own – their own angry feelings and disappointments – and Max soon finds it is much harder than he thought to make his kingdom the happy place he promised.