Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by lemonhead, Oct 19, 2009.
Oct 19, 2009
Here you go Bonnie
Thank you so much!!!
I love the book and really want to see the movie - it looks beautiful! I am expecting it to be a little dark based on the previews and on the interviews I have read of Maurice Sendak (he isn't exactly what you expect of a children's book author!).
I went this weekend. I was so excited to see this movie. I loved the book, and it was my oldest son's favorite. I made sure I read the book to my first graders last week before the movie came out so they could experience the book first.
Back to the movie, I liked the beginning of the movie. There were some really neat scenes. Around the middle it got worse and I didn't like the ending at all. I hated the ending as a matter of fact. Honestly, I am not sure who it is geared toward. It gets too dark and too "I don't get it" for a kinder, first, second or third grader. My fifth grader didn't get it... or at least thought he didn't. I asked what he thought was going on and he was right. So I told him he did get it, yet he still couldn't figure out why it turned the way it did.
Little kids may be scared in some parts. It is somewhat violent.
I am bummed I didn't like it more.
Edit: The movie is very well made as far as special effects and filming.
I loved the book.
I also loved the movie.
I found it hard to answer the poll though... I can't say I liked one as much as the other... I liked them both differently.
I will admit that I laughed and I cried... the whole movie made me happy. It was a wonderful ending to a great day yesterday.
Oct 20, 2009
I haven't seen the movie but my high school students have said its one of the best movies they've ever seen!
My teen son told me there are two versions of this book. One of them is the common elementary version that I am very familiar with and the other is more of a short story that poses the question about monarchy. I don't think I know where to find this version.
Book = good, Movie = not so much
*Spoiler* (maybe? haha)
We went to see it on IMAX, which is $16.50 a ticket, totally NOT worth it. Ok, the creatures looked cool, but after a while it was like....I'm tired of watching them running around playing...waited for more....waited waited...oh the end? WHAT?!
I give it a 5 outta 10.
I loved both the book and the movie. The book was one of my favorites as a little kid so I was a little afraid that the movie would be disappointing, but I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the kid that played Max and I thought the creatures were great. The imagery was similar to the way I imagined it would be and I love that they still used quotes from the book! I was very happy with it!
Oct 21, 2009
I can understand that.
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