Max Meets The Beasts In This 'Where The Wild Things Are' Clip

This Friday, the joy-loving world gets to pass judgment on Spike Jonze' treatment of the classic Maurice Sendak children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are." The story follows a little boy who ends up on an island populated by fearsome-yet-lovable "wild things," talking creatures with a playful, mischievous nature. "Story" is perhaps a strong word to describe the book, but that's the basic setup.

The movie is similarly formless, though don't take that as a negative observation. It reproduces the main beats of the book very well, as you'll see in the clip below. Stay tuned to MTV.com all this week for continuing coverage of "Where the Wild Things Are"!