The long-awaited big-screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic 1963 children's book 'Where the Wild Things Are' finally gets it due in the hands of director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Dave Eggers. The book -- just nine sentences long and only 20 pages -- tells the story of rambunctious little Max who's sent to bed without dinner and is magically transported to a forest, where he finds a boat and sails to a place inhabited by giant, hairy, fearsome-looking but gentle beasts. The main challenge in making the film was how to flesh out of the story for modern moviegoers. The result has received positive-to-mixed reviews. Check out a sampling after the jump.