Where The Wild Things Are

Sunday, February 28, 2016

"There is a wild inside all of us."

There is something so nostalgic about Where The Wild Things Are. I never grew up with it like most American kids, but it feels so curiously familiar to me, like I am Max. They feel like memories. I haven't felt so connected to characters and stories in so long. I finally saw it with Caro at Nitehawk Cinema and I felt so deeply moved by this film. I couldn't stop crying, which is such a beautiful thing. Each Wild Thing was so distinctively unique and special. Max was a true gem. He made me laugh and cry, it was such a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Max: Small is good. My powers are able to slip right through the cracks.
Judith: But what if the cracks are closed up?
Max: Then I have a re-cracker, which goes right through that.
Judith: But what if they have some sort of material that re-crackers can't get through?
Max: Then I have a double re-cracker, which can get through anything in this whole universe. And that's the end, and there's nothing more powerful after that, ever. Period.
Alexander: He has a double re-cracker.
Ira: He does sound powerful.

This film has really lifted my spirits and my soul. I think Max really has the power to create a sadness shield to keep all the sadness out. Thank you to Maurice Sendak for creating such a powerful and beautiful story. I will forever love this film and will share this with my future children. I want them to grow up with a vivid imagination, true courage and a great sense of adventure.