Where the Wild Things Are is a beloved, classic children’s book that involves imagination, creativity and mischief that was recently made into one of the year’s most anticipated movies. However, according to most critics, the producers did not capture the pure essence that the book once portrayed. Most critics said that the film might not be appropriate for the younger audience members because of some of the more intense scenes involving monsters. Of course, this movie can appeal to audience members of all ages, because we were all once young and innocent; however, the scary scenes keep the younger audience members from viewing this once classic children’s book.
Is it terrible to take such a classic tale and turn it into something that is not appropriate for the book’s target audience? Or, is it all about the money? Should the producers focus more on making a motion picture that is going to raise them millions of money or should they focus on capturing the pure essence of the book?