I feel like this could have been less confusing (though not less confusingly titled) if I'd watched the original THE FOUR. But how could I not take every opportunity to watch a story about the Divine Constabulary, featuring the adventures of Iron Hands, ColdHeart, Emotionless, and Life Stealer… and their pug, Dumpy?
SPOILER ALERT: Emotionless is not emotionless. But actually she's a total badass, revenging herself on the man who killed her family and broke her legs by fighting on…
Joss Whedon and Tony Stark were meant to be together. Joss Whedon and Thor, not so much. The man needs to learn to kill some darlings: I know you like your witty one-liners, Joss, but having a team of six superheroes all channelling Xander Harris in the middle of cataclysmic battle sequences just isn't appropriate. Still, an immensely entertaining film. See it in 2D.
You know, I'm totally sick of Tim Burton. And yet...
This film is so obviously a labour of love. Full of clever references (my heart skipped a beat in one scene when Danny Elfman went back thirteen years and borrowed from a certain other collaboration of his and Burton's) and oodles of heart, Frankenweenie is a delight from start to finish. Tim Burton has brought something wonderful to life.