Monday, May 16, 2016

Frankenweenie (2012)

Director: Tim Burton

Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Conchata Ferrell

Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But then, tragedy strikes, and Sparky shuffles off this mortal coil. Victor is heartbroken, but his science teacher gives him an idea of how to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals with monstrous consequences.

This is a great family animated movie. The story is from a short movie that Tim Burton made early in his career. He turn the black and white live action short into a black and white stop motion animation feature film. He created a wonderful movie for the whole family.

The look of the movie was like it was taken out of a classic horror or sci-fi movie. It was watching a mini Frankenstein cartoon with dogs. I know that sounds silly and maybe stupid, but it was a great to introduce children into older horror movies that would not scare them. That is what got from it. I know it is a stretch, but just think about it.

The voice actors for each character was made up of actors that he has worked with before in other movies, and he got the best of them to do it. It made all of the characters seem familiar and like you were listening to a story from a close friend or a good friend of the family. They made this movie a hit in my eyes.

I really did like this movie. I did not see anything wrong with it at all. It was a movie for every member of the family. I know it does have a bit of a dark side to it that uber religious people will not want their children to see. They do have a problem with everything, so I say skip them. This is a movie that you will want to add to your collection. Enjoy.

Frankenweenie (2012) Trailer

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