Saturday, October 17, 2009
Mini Review of the film "Wild Things"
I think it will be interesting to see how the critics treat it. Overall I wasn't crazy about the film, and had only a vague memory of the book. The special effects/dialogue facial expressions of the creatures are amazingly well done. The voice actors are excellent. The colors are intentionally dark, drab and a bit cold. I didn't like the music at all. The "Shaky Cam" technique is employed throughout the film and gets annoying. They absolutely nailed some aspects of childhood. That being said, a lot of the kids in the theater seemed bored except during action sequences. Probably missed the theme altogether. I think it may have missed the mark in that it's neither a kid's film nor an adult's. But that's just my opinion. Parts of it were really great and very true. The main actor who played Max did a good job. I expect the critics may be really split on it and I don't think it will be a wild runaway hit either. A lot of big names put a lot into this film, and it is original amongst whatever genre that it may fit (?) and that's a rare thing.