From Newsweek's "exclusive" interview with Maurice Sendak, Spike Jonze, and Dave Eggers--who was on speaker:
What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary?haha, naw, they didn't ask that last one.
Sendak: I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate.
Because kids can handle it?
Sendak: If they can't handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it's not a question that can be answered.
Jonze: Dave, you want to field that one?
Eggers: The part about kids wetting their pants? Should kids wear diapers when they go to the movies? I think adults should wear diapers going to it, too. I think everyone should be prepared for any eventuality.
What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film and the collectible statuettes and the video games and the barrage of merchandise and the Halloween costumes and the pajamas and the hipster jumpsuits and bomber hoodies and the breakfast cereal may be too much of a #(*%$ing exploitation of people's childhood memories and their desire to share them with their own kids?