Where the Wild Things Are ( 2009 )


Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts—Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander—crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

creativity 9/10

The film highlights imaginative play and creativity as the main character creates an entire world in his mind.

bravery 8/10

The main character often exhibits bravery in dealing with challenging situations.

empathy 7/10

The story explores themes of understanding and empathizing with the feelings of others.

friendship 6/10

The interactions between the characters underscore the importance of friendship and companionship.

self-control 6/10

The film demonstrates moments where characters must learn to manage their emotions and impulses.

fear 7/10

Certain scenes and the appearance of the 'Wild Things' may be frightening for younger viewers.

dark 6/10

The tone and some scenes of the film can be quite intense and melancholic, potentially unsettling for younger children.

violence 5/10

There are some scenes of roughhousing and conflicts that may be concerning for some parents.