Finally got around to seeing Where The Wild Things Are the other day. Used my new Chapter membership card and claimed my complimentary free ticket. The film was a bit of a mixed bag. Visually it was amazing, and the way the Wild Things were written to encapsulate various personality aspects of Max and his mother was really clever. Great performances from all involved, but James Gandolfini’s voice work is worth particular mention. Overall though it was slightly depressing for what should have been a children’s film, and the middle section drags a bit. Too many scenes of them playing various games etc. I know it has its own (not bad) soundtrack from Karen O et al, but I thought the acoustic version of Arcade Fire’s Wake Up that they used in the trailers worked so well with the imagery that it was a shame they couldn’t have worked it into the film in some way. Ah well.