10.22.2009

minus the forks, of course.

We saw that movie this weekend.

I had mixed emotions; I loved loved the creativity and the soundtrack, but it was very deep. Too intense and sad for the boys. Jake liked it, but Andy and Joey were upset by all the seriousness and sadness. Too much to interpret for little kids.

My favorite part was when Andy leaned over and said "Mom, I don't care much for this movie, I'm just happy to be with you." And hugged my arm real tight.

And my second favorite part was when he said "Mom, that is very inappropriate behavior when you're angry. He needs to read a book." We had a good talk about that.

Dani, on the other hand, could seperate the sadness and appreciate the movie making; and is now an official wild thing. Minus the forks and the attitude, of course. She promptly came home and fashioned a wild thing fort and outfit, and growls every once in a while.

I figured she needed a more fitting ensemble. We'll see how it goes.

5 comments:

Emma said...

Yey I can't wait!!!

Buggsby said...

yeah, I thought that movie was a little dark for kids...

What the Hecklinger?! said...

This is one of my very favorite books, so I really wanted the boys to see the movie, but sad that they would make a movie based on a YOUNG kids book that young kids can't see! Dumb Hollywood.

Alissa Nicolau said...

We saw it also and left the theater talking more about how great the popcorn tasted more so than the movie itself. It was strange. Hugo was troubled. He didn't like it that everyone was so sad. Why did the movie have to be deep? Why were the monsters all sad and twisted? It was awesome to look at but...

Nana/Mom said...

can't wait to see the finished "max" suit
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