Sunday, September 5, 2010
Where the Wild Things Are
there is this kid - Max. sweet and wildly expressive. needs his love. and is the owner of a private world. and he tells stories. here is the one he told his mom about vampires -
there were some buildings... there were these really tall buildings, and they could walk. then there were some vampires. and one of the vampires bit the tallest building, and his fangs broke off. then all his other teeth fell out. then he started crying. and then, all the other vampires said, "why are you crying? weren't those just your baby teeth?" and he said, "no. those were my grown-up teeth." and the vampires knew he couldn't be a vampire anymore, so they left him. the end.
more than your typical kid's movie. this one is about isolation. and belonging. about being left alone in the snow in a smashed igloo. and sleeping in one big warm happy furry pile. about the pains and the joys of being a kid. about how its easy to love. and how its hard too. about running away from one world to another. and coming back home.
obviously i loved watching it. and i loved what one of the wild things says - "Happiness isn't always the best way to be happy."