There have been all sorts of Internet rumors about Where the Wild Things Are ever since its test screening last year allegedly reduced a handful of adolescents to pants-wetting crybabies. But The Playlist now has confirmed images of the movie’s beasties, straight from director Spike Jonze’s skateboard company. And yes, Jonze really has Wild Things sneakers. I guess he figured if Obama can have his own kicks, then surely he can make some too. Alas, I failed to ask Jonze about this at the recent LAFCA dinner, where he was present.
Whatever one thinks of the politics of Barack Obama, if they’re a feeling creature, there still should be much to appreciate about the moment.