Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rant & a Rave

Okay I will start with the rave first. I LOVE YATS!!! It is something I have been craving in this pregnancy. Their Chili Cheese Etouff'e is the BEST! I have been there twice in the past week. I want the same thing every time. There are other really yummy things there too. They are only local to the Indy area but they are so yummy.

On to the rant. I was so PSYCHED to go see "Where the Wild Things Are". I was so disappointed! It was awful! I was asked to go by my 6 year old friend Will who also was very excited. We were both very much looking forward to this movie, so much so that we couldn't wait till Saturday afternoon. He was scared! The monsters are not too scary in the beginning however when Carol, the main monster chases Max through the forest telling him "I will eat you!" that was it for him. He crawled up on mom's lap and was crying. This is a children's book and they made it into something very morbid and very scary for little ones. Yes the book is a little strange on its own account, however it is still a children's story. This is NOT a children's movie. I am not the sheltering type, but there were obviously others who shared my sentiments because twenty minutes into the movie they were taking their children out of the theater. Not only was it scary for kids, it was boring. The plot was weak and over most children's heads. The only good thing about the movie was the costumes of the monsters. Those were neat. That is my only like of the entire movie...It should have stayed a book.
Well there you go, there's my rant and rave, nothing exciting but that's my post.


Thimbleanna said...

Oh NO! I can't wait to see the movie! I'm sure I'll have a different perspective since I no longer have small children. And I'm not expecting much of a plot -- the book doesn't have one -- if there was one in the movie, we'd complain that they didn't follow the book! I've heard very mixed reviews -- one of my best friends felt the same as you, but my niece loved it. I'm looking forward to it just to sit there and take in those gorgeous costumes!

Karin Schueller said...

I was sad to see they made it into a movie. I don't think it was meant to be one. :(

We have a local show on in the morning here, and they had a mom 'screen' it. She said the same thing as you... it is NOT a children's movie. Then when the host asked her what age she would recommend it for she replied with "I wouldn't recommend it for ANYONE". Ouch, lol. Out of 5 'buckets of popcorn' she gave it a half. Her husband told her to do ZERO, and he was the one looking forward to seeing it. Wow!! Guess what movie we won't be seeing? lol.

Amber said...

Sorry to hear about the movie...I wondered how it would work as a movie because there isn't a whole lot to the book. At least not for a full length movie! Hope you're feeling well=)