October 16, 2009

Wild Rumpus!

Where the Wild Things Are

best scene in the movie, hands down.

I can't believe it is already over and done with. I hate when you spend so much time looking forward to something and it is over just like that! Like all things I've come to look forward to in my life, this did not let me down. I took my friend Tangelo along for this midnight adventure. I was adamant that we eat candy corn and popcorn and sip on root beer, nothing sounded more fall like than that.
The movie was definitely not what I expected, which I loved. It was actually way better than I thought it was going to be, which is saying a lot, I had very high expectations for the movie. I also was not expecting the movie to be funny, but Tangelo and I were on the floor cracking u
p for over half the movie. The only other thing that did not meet my expectations was that the movie was really quite sad the other half, a bittersweet movie indeed. I do not want to go into too much detail about the movie because I think you just need to experience it for yourself.
I expected Max's life with the Wild Things to be all fun and happy - not so. With a fake title of King, Max plans to build a fort and a family with the Wild Things (to put it simply his real mother and sister kind of suck.) Max actually makes things worse for the Wild Things and tears them apart. It is then he decides to go back to his own home. You will cry when Max boards his tiny boat. I had to cover myself in my sweater so no one would see me. I am quite certain that things restored to normal for the Wild Things after Max departed, and Max was quite happy to be home. So there is still the happy ending!
Everyone should really take the chance to see this movie. It is so great. I am already anticipating tomorrow when I will go see it at the Drive-In with my girlfriends. It is definitely not a movie for younger children. There are a few scary moments and the story line is more adult like.

Spike Jonze I commend you.

DIY - King Max's Crown

Card Stock
Distress Ink (tea, watercolor, or even dirt would be a good alternative)
Paper Towel

Hot Glue Gun

Draw your crown onto the card stock.
(I prefer my crown to be small and uneven)

Take your ink (or other alternative) and dab it on with a paper towel.
This gives the crown that dirty worn out look.

Cut your crown out.

Staple the crown together.

Cut two tiny pieces of the jute.

Hot glue the pieces of jute onto each side of the crown, looping the jute.

Insert bobby pins through the loops and your King Max crown is ready to be worn!

Happy Viewing!


Linda said...

Thanks for your great review! Actually, having read some reviews, it's as I expected and I expect I will cry a lot, knowing me, and yes daughter says I will as well. ;)

Can't wait to go - hopefully we'll find time to do just that this weekend or during the coming week.

I loved your crown instructions.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I want to go to the drive in tonight. We can pack the truck and make a wild nest in the back.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how cute! I want to go see it, too!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, and of course I will be wearhing my crown! :-)

Della said...

I had never even heard of those books! But I really want to see the movie...

I left an award for you on my blog if you care to take it!