The LA Times Can Suck It – ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ A Hit With Critics Worth Listening To

The Spike Jonze film ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ hit theaters today, and boy are we excited. And nervous. We’ve been waiting for this film like it’s senior prom, desperately wanting it to be perfect, knowing sheer heartache is just a broken heel away-

The LA Times was less than impressed with the flick, but we’re not letting that get to us cause our favorite critics had better things to say:

John Powers for Vogue:

Far from being some sort of debacle, Where the Wild Things Are is such a magical piece of filmmaking I’m tempted to curse it (at least commercially) by calling it Art.

Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal:

“Where the Wild Things Are” honors the book in every imaginable way, and in ways no one could have imagined until Spike Jonze and his collaborators came along.

Manohla Dargis of the New York Times:

[I]t startles and charms and delights largely because Mr. Jonze’s filmmaking exceeds anything he’s done in either of his inventive previous features, “Being John Malkovich” (1999) and “Adaptation” (2002). With “Where the Wild Things Are” he has made a work of art that stands up to its source and, in some instances, surpasses it.


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