Ok so I write about horror movies and this is no horror movie. I’ve been reflecting for weeks now on if I wanted to write about this on here or not. But I’ve been writing about it on messages board so why not here, my home.
Last night I went to an advance screening to Where the Wild Things Are (it’s been a busy week for me)
Like most people, I’ve read this book as a kid. Though I read it over 20 years ago, I didn’t remember much about the book but the thought of the movie made my heart light up.
From the very beginning of the film to the last frame, I had a big smile on my face. All the way through the movie I battled the emotions of feeing sad, happy and alone. It’s an understatement for me to say that Spike Jonze did an amazing job. I feel that it is damn impossible for anyone to see this and not like it. Damn impossible I tell ya!
So the reason why I’m sitting here writing this non-related horror post is that if you’re reading this blog it means that you love movies. Ok some of you are my friends killing time and showing support but I know ya’ll like movies, even my great friends that don’t like horror movies yet still stops here everyday. This post is especially for you.
I came out of the theater feeling nothing but love for this film. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in love with a movie (last one being… Let the Right One In, I think everyone should do a shot every time I mention that movie) It’s another rarity I don’t experience much in my life. I watch movies that are great and leave some kind of imprint on me but I can’t say that I’ve ever been “in love” with that many movies. I fell completely, madly, crazy in love with Where the Wild Things Are.
It’s films like these that made me a movie lover more than a music lover, art lover, golf lover or whatever else hobbies, pleasures, etc that people have. You can listen to a song or see a meaningful painting and tear up, get sad or happy or feeling some kind of an emotional connection that’s higher than anything you’ve ever felt for an inanimate object. This is what movies do for me. It’s seeing characters you can relate to on every level or even just a small fraction and go through their journey and just feel everything they do.
This is why I glue myself to the tv scanning for a movie to watch or travel down the aisle of the dvd sections in every store I go to. It’s all for the search of love.
People, on Oct 16th, go see this movie! I cannot express enough how incredible it is and this ranks as my favorite film of 2009.