Wild Things – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Wild Things
Version #: 1.0 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
Date Released: 2009-09-25
Developer: Warner Bros. Entertainment
Price: 0.00User Rating:
Remembering Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers’s film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s acclaimed storybook, Where The Wild Things Are, which hit theaters two months ago, I thought I’d start a wild rumpus again and relive some elements of the movie right here in my room. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to wear a wolf suit and build my own little sailboat to go to where the wild things are, because, as it turned out, there’s an app for that.
In line with the intensive marketing done to promote the movie, Warner Bros. released the official, free iPhone application for Where The Wild Things Are. Tipping the scales at over 80 MB, the application took quite a long time to download even with a decent Wi-Fi connection, but once I’d installed and finally got to play around with it, I found that it’s worth the long wait. The brilliantly designed app is loaded with promotional photos, theatrical trailers, and song samplers clipped from the movie soundtrack, sung by Karen O and a bunch of sprightly kids. On top of those is arguably the star of this app, a stray wild thing called Carol.
Carol is included in the app as an interactive character, and he’s a wild thing, all right. When he’s not asleep and snoring loudly during the night, his idea of a good time is throwing rocks in your direction, punching your screen, and eating up your contacts or photos, which you can select from your photo library and hurl at him. But don’t you worry, because if you’re feeling a little mischievous yourself, you can throw rocks back at Carol or just poke him silly. All these with a simple tap or a flick of a finger on your iPhone’s screen.
A lot of iPhone apps have been released to help promote movies in a more creative and interactive way. I’ve tried a lot of these apps and so far only one of them has really tickled my fancy. Which one, you ask? Take a wild guess.
Would I Buy Again:It's free.
Who Is It For:Fans of the storybook and the movie.
What I Like:Very interactive and has lots of multimedia content.
What I Don't Like:Very hefty size.
Final Statement:One of the more neatly (and wildly) done promotional movie app ever released.
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