You loved it as a kid. Reading the adventures of Max and the wild things. You actually wanted to join in on the fun and be apart of the world. Well, guess what? Your wish has come true.
With the movie adaption of this children book classic, you get taken into this world and actually see the complexities of the wild things. They're not just wild, they have feelings and personalities that the book pages didn't get to explore. It was nice to see them come to life exactly as they look in the book, but the movie added names and characteristics that make them feel even more real then they did as we were kids.
Even little boy Max was more than just wild. The movie gave a back story to his family life and parent/child dynamic. You understood the wildness in him and his reasons for acting out. At times, you even felt sorry for him. Max Records (yes, the young actor is also named Max) portrayed Max as more than just a problem child and you couldn't help but loving him.
For an adaptation, I think this portrayal was well done.
Many of us grew up hearing about Grimm's Fairy Tales, you may have even been someone who read those versions of the tales. If it's been years sense you've heard those stories, then you'll love reacquainting yourself with the characters you met as a child and your children will love meeting them for the first time in this exciting twist of the Brother Grimm's adventures. Meet Sabrina and Daphne, two girls who discover they are the decedents of Wilhelm Grimm and the stories they thought were just tales are actually real-life accounts of magical creatures called Everafters. In the town of Ferryport Landing, Everafters began to rebel against humans causing Wilhelm to cast a spell that would prevent them from leaving, but at a steep price. There must always be a Grimm within it's walls forced to stay with the Everafters.
As fairy-tale detectives, the sisters solve mystery after mystery ensuring the peace between humans and Everafters, while trying to solve the biggest mystery of all: the disappearance of their parents. Buckley magically intertwines past fairy tale knowledge throughout the pages of a new tale. Readers can have fun identifying old friends, seeing the new shapes they have formed: Prince Charming as the Mayor, Snow White as a school teacher, the Three Little Pigs as police offers and much more. His understanding of these tales provides a complete foundation for this series, one that he perfectly builds on, giving us more tales to add to the collection.
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