Fresh, funny and fantastic, this magical coming-of-age live-action film delightfully depicts the adventures of Max, an energetic nine-year-old boy. Due to a naughty streak, he ends up dressing in his wolf costume, and after a temper tantrum, runs away from home, not just physically, but to a different realm.
Magically, Max's bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the "Wild Things." After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects; however, he eventually decides to return home, to the Wild Things' dismay. Will he succeed in returning home safely?
Did you know?
In July 2006, less than six weeks before the start of shooting, the Henson-built monster suits arrived at the Melbourne soundstage where Spike Jonze and his crew had set up their offices. The actors climbed inside and began moving around. Right away, Jonze could see that the heads were absurdly heavy. Only one of the actors appeared able to walk in a straight line. A few of them called out from within their costumes that they felt like they were going to tip over. Jonze and the production crew had no choice but to tell the Henson people to tear apart the 50-pound heads and remove the remote-controlled mechanical eyeballs. This meant that all the facial expressions would have to be generated in post-production, using computers. Read More