10.26.2009

Things that are wild


What I loved: the muted colour palette, lack of pandering any particular demographic, voice actors, Jim Henson muppets, decidedly un-CGI (looking) effects, Catherine Keener looking her age (looking great, I might add) and Jonze's interpretation of a fantastical, beloved children's tale.

My favourite part? When KW swallows the king: The child hero is faced with death and his female counterpart saves him by temporarily swallowing him whole. It's a tension-filled scene that symbolizes the sheer uncomfortableness of genuine growth. True growth is often smelly, annoying and yet, incredibly surprising and comforting, all of which is conveyed from the perspective of being inside the beast's belly.

1 comment:

  1. Haven't seen it yet but so looking forward to it! Thanks for review :) K

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