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23rd Oct '17 7:12:58 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Actually a bit more cynical than your typical children's book due to a ruckus main character who has a mother who punishes him. However, this doesn't make it a mean spirited and unsympathetic book.
2nd Oct '17 4:18:08 AM officefan55
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* BigBrotherBully: [[spoiler: Carol towards the rest of the Wild Things. It becomes clear towards the end of the film that he's exactly the kind of person Max will become if he doesn't try to fix his problems; a self-centered, bitter MoodSwinger who's bursts of violence and abuse bring harm to his family.]]

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* BigBrotherBully: [[spoiler: Carol towards the rest of the Wild Things. It becomes clear towards the end of the film that he's exactly the kind of person Max will become if he doesn't try to fix his problems; a self-centered, bitter MoodSwinger who's whose bursts of violence and abuse bring harm to his family.]]
9th Sep '17 6:34:12 AM Iris
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--->'''Carol:''' [[HolyShitQuotient How can you say that? How ''dare'' you say that?]] [[''rips Douglas' arm off'']]

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--->'''Carol:''' [[HolyShitQuotient How can you say that? How ''dare'' dare you say that?]] [[''rips ''[rips Douglas' arm off'']]off]''
8th Sep '17 8:12:34 PM Iris
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%%* BittersweetEnding

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%%* BittersweetEnding* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Max leaves the Wild Things, with the implication that he will never see them again, but he's happily reunited with his mother, with the implication that he understands her a little better and things might become more peaceful between them as a result.]]



* BrickJoke: Max doing the robot. Although [[DarkReprise it's somewhat less funny the second time round]]....



%%* {{Calvinball}}: All the games Max comes up with.

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%%* * {{Calvinball}}: All the games Max comes up with.with. They don't seem to have any rules whatsoever, just a lot of running, jumping, screaming, laughing, and childish violence.



%%* CoolBigSis: KW. Formerly Max's older sister, Claire.

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%%* * CoolBigSis: KW. Formerly Max's older KW, who quickly warms to Max and often sides with him in the Things' conflicts. His actual sister, Claire.Claire, was once this, but has become distant as she and Max are in very different places in life.



* EmpathicEnvironment: In one of the many [[TearJerker sad moments]] in the film, snow begins to fall slowly.

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* EmpathicEnvironment: In one of the many [[TearJerker sad moments]] in the film, snow begins to fall slowly. Depending upon where you fall on the MaybeMagicMaybeMundane debate, this can be explained as Max's emotions affecting the place he's imagining.



%%* KidsAreCruel: Max at the start.

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%%* * KidsAreCruel: Max at the start.start. Like the TeensAreMonsters entry, it's {{Downplayed}}; Max is mainly like this to get attention.



%%* MoodWhiplash: Goes from [[RuleOfFunny being funny]] to being serious to being sort of creepy to [[TearJerker being sad]]. Several times.

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%%* * MoodWhiplash: Goes from [[RuleOfFunny being funny]] to being serious to being sort of creepy to [[TearJerker being sad]]. Several times.Sometimes in the same scene.
--->'''Douglas:''' [[TearJerker He's not a king, Carol.]]
--->'''Carol:''' [[HolyShitQuotient How can you say that? How ''dare'' you say that?]] [[''rips Douglas' arm off'']]
--->'''Douglas:''' [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction That was my favorite arm!]]



* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer for the 2009 film pretty much shows Max having fun/goofy adventures with the titular Wild Things. The actual film, however, is pretty depressing.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer for the 2009 film pretty much shows Max having fun/goofy adventures with the titular Wild Things. The actual film, however, film is pretty depressing.a poignant drama about family and growing up.



%%* OnlyAFleshWound: "That was my favorite arm."

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%%* * OnlyAFleshWound: "That Is "that was my favorite arm."arm" really all you have to say, Douglas, in response to [[spoiler:''getting it ripped off'']]?



%%* ParentsAsPeople

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%%* ParentsAsPeople* ParentsAsPeople: Max's mother isn't perfect, but it's only because she's trying so hard to provide for her family that she has less time for them.


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* TheStoryteller: Max. It's how he's able to lie so quickly when under pressure with the Things.
4th Apr '17 5:45:20 PM nombretomado
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** Max's mom also has a phone conversation with a "Mr. Lasseter". Back in the 80s [[{{Pixar}} John Lasseter]] attempted to make a WTWTA movie with Disney. It would have been one of the earliest examples of CGI in film, featuring traditionally animated characters in 3D CGI environments.

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** Max's mom also has a phone conversation with a "Mr. Lasseter". Back in the 80s [[{{Pixar}} [[Creator/PixarRegulars John Lasseter]] attempted to make a WTWTA movie with Disney. It would have been one of the earliest examples of CGI in film, featuring traditionally animated characters in 3D CGI environments.
12th Jan '17 11:52:53 PM Xtifr
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''Where the Wild Things Are'' is a children's book by late Maurice Sendak. [[VindicatedByHistory It was originally panned by critics, but has since become a beloved classic]].

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''Where the Wild Things Are'' is a children's book by late Maurice Sendak.Creator/MauriceSendak. [[VindicatedByHistory It was originally panned by critics, but has since become a beloved classic]].
3rd May '16 6:19:18 PM aye_amber
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There are two film adaptations, the more recent one directed by Creator/SpikeJonze of ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' fame with a soundtrack by [[Music/YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]].

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There are two film adaptations, the more recent one directed by Creator/SpikeJonze of ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' fame with a soundtrack by [[Music/YeahYeahYeahs Karen O]].
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* PopStarComposer: Karen O of the YeahYeahYeahs wrote the score for the film.

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* PopStarComposer: Karen O of the YeahYeahYeahs Music/YeahYeahYeahs wrote the score for the film.



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21st Dec '15 6:55:26 PM ErichoTOME
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* LiarRevealed: Fuels the whole plot.

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* LiarRevealed: Fuels the whole plot.plot as Max lies from the beginning about being a king and having psychic powers.
20th Dec '15 7:58:15 AM ErichoTOME
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* LiarRevealed: Fuels the whole plot.
13th Oct '15 9:03:20 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: In wild thing society, allowing someone to eat you is considered a polite gesture.



%%* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane

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%%* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's left ambiguous over whether the wild things are real or in Max's imagination.



%%* TheQuietOne: Bernard.

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%%* * TheQuietOne: Bernard.Bernard never speaks until before Max leaves.



%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.

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%%* * ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Terry.Terry, K.W.'s two owl friends.
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