We joined National Wildlife Federation (check out their amazing activity guide) as they launched their Be Out There campaign at the
Red Carpet Movie Premiere of
Where the Wild Things Are at the
Uptown Theater in Washington DC on October 15th, 2009.
It may have been cold and rainy on the outside but we were warmed by special guests Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD), Jared Polis (CO), Naturalist, David Mizejewski, and Musician, BT who are all kids at heart and understand the importance of outdoor, unstructured, imaginative play in children’s lives.
Where the Wild Things Are Movie Review
From the Kids
(ArlingtonKids): Did you like the movie? (Kid Movie Goer age 8): Yes. The story told me about family and how you keep a family together. (Arlington Kids): Did you learn anything from seeing this? (Kid Movie Goer age 8) Well, there were some kind of scary parts with emotions but I think I mainly learned from that. I know that sometimes I want to be just crazy but that I have to learn how to handle that. It was really great too because the characters are wild and crazy and do silly stuff. (Arlington Kids): Would you tell other kids to see this movie? (Kid Movie Goer age 8 ): I don’t think that little kids should see this movie yet because it’s kind of scary in parts. But older kids are fine. I have 4 yr olds with me and they were ok. (Arlington Kids): Did you have a favorite line from the movie? (Kid Movie Goer): Yes, “I’ll eat you up, I love you so”.
From the Adults:
This film was totally Spike Jonze. Many said it was dark, and compared it to movie classics of the early 80’s like, The Dark Crystal and Labrynth. We laughed and we cried and we’ll definately add to our collection of much loved films.
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