‘Where the Wild Things Are’ trailer hits a nerve

March 25, 2009 | 9:15 p.m.

It was one of the earliest books many of us can remember reading, sacred among childhood literature, and the first thing I think of when the name ‘Max’ is called: "Where the Wild Things Are."

One of the first full trailers for the adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s wonderful book of imagination and adventure is circulating on the Internet.  Seemingly the first to get it is Trailer Addict:

It’s a pretty engrossing tease, with music from Arcade Fire, and a dark, fun and semi-foreboding tone. Young Max Records as Max looks great in the suit, and the monsters — as silly and H.R. Pufnstuf-like as they may have looked — also are pretty cool.  Tell us what you think below.

— Jevon Phillips

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5 Responses to ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ trailer hits a nerve

  1. Stephanie says:

    I was a little leery when I heard they were making this into a movie but the trailer surprised me. I loved the music so thanks for giving the band's name! I used to work in a library and all the kids would beg for this book at storytime. Something tells me it will be a winner with children and adults. Fingers crossed.

  2. Nolan says:

    After seeing this trailer, I can't wait for the movie.
    Max and those huge monsters crashing and falling and flying through the air gives a sense of danger, as if Max could be squished at any moment. I applaud the effort it must have taken to pull off those stunts in those huge suits. CGI probably would have been much easier, but wouldn't look as amazing.

  3. Travis Cross says:

    I love the trailer, I think that music makes it though. It all fits into the magical realism. Like I can believe it exists. The "Wild Things" also don't look too hokey, and that's a big plus.
    Also, Max is running for 3/4 of this trailer. Just thought I'd point it out.

  4. Mark Engblom says:

    Looks absolutely terrible. The monster costumes are awful.

  5. neil Antin says:

    I thought the trailer looked great.
    We're all kids at heart.
    Max, Spike and the studio looks like they've done a super job.
    Can't wait to see the film.
    This I'll read the book again.

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