What a let down!
Noreta from Limerick, 08 Feb 2014
I was so disappointed with this movie. We have the book and we love it. The only thing they seem to have taken from the book really is the monsters. The monsters are actually the only redeeming feature of the movie if you ask me (not their personalities, just the visuals). It's depressing from start to finish and I would certainly not class it as a kids movie. Far far too deep. The child has emotional issues and the monsters are all depressed off their faces! Argh!
Frances from Kildare, 11 Oct 2010
Ok maybe this doesn't give you that warm and cosy feeling all the way through but this movie is transportative. The locations are excellent and it truly feels like another world. As a kids movie I think the kinda kids who would like this are the ones who like to dance around that boundary between being scared and excited. And definitely at the end the message is its nice to be home.
I would say everyone should give this a chance, I totally loved it.
You can't go back
Henning from Dublin, 27 Aug 2010
Read the book as a kid and loved it. The movie is a very different beast though. From a small book to a full length movie is always going to be a challenge, but Jonze has created something that barely resembles the original. The monsters are depressed and moody and while they look like in the book everything is much deeper and more meaningful, which here is a bad thing.
I guess there are some things you should just not revisit. Disappointed.
Not like the book
Shane from Louth, 30 Jul 2010
I once read the book to my eldest , who is all grown up now. I thought it might bring back memories and introduce my youngest two (6) and (5) to the story.. but, No. its dark leaves you uninspired and ends with the feeling the mother and son are perhaps fine but still isolated.Voices, character cgi etc are flawless, but its no kid story.. 6 year old did not sleep well and was confused. 5 year old just gave up half way.
A kids Film ????
Mark from Dublin, 14 Feb 2011
Yeah I dont think for one moment this could qualify as a childrens story it was way too dark with the wild things suffering from dark moody depression, mood swings, violence and jealousy what is a kid going to get out of it. my advice stick with the book, this is really at best geared towards adults well over hyped and the trailer is pretty much as good as it gets.