Movies that are slightly off.
The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Shot in black n white, brought to life through stop-motion animation and homaging various horror classics of the past, Frankenweenie is an expertly crafted, wonderfully animated & heartwarmingly told comedy from Tim Burton that may not rank amongst his finest works but that doesn't mean it isn't an enjoyable ride.
A remake of Burton's own 1984 short film of the same name, Frankenweenie tells the story of a young boy named Victor and covers his relationship with his deceased pet dog whom he reanimates through the means of science. But when he is blackmailed into revealing the trick to one of his classmates, it leads to some monstrous consequences.
Directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie features all the ingredients that are associated…
For well over a decade now Tim Burton has seemingly been happy to coast along rehashing his kooky style and blandly re-imagining other people’s stories. However, I find it impossible to get excited by a director who simply appears to be going through the motions. Which is why his latest film, Frankenweenie, sounded potentially appealing. Based on a near-career ending short film and with autobiographical elements (Victor acting as an on-screen surrogate for Burton) this new stop-frame animated feature is his most personal and heartfelt work in years.
Essentially a simple story about a boy and his dog reimagined as a classic Universal monsters movie, Frankenweenie, lovingly homages the films that have influenced Burton throughout his long career. When Victor’s…
Definitive proof that Burton should never, ever work with Depp again, let alone other real people.
I know this is an easy criticism, but I really feel Burton has surrounded him with people that fit nicely in his comfort zone and as a result his last couple of films have been drab and not that good. It seems as if he just didn't challenge himself anymore, relying on routine.
I wonder if Burton felt the same as he now reanimates (.......I know, sorry about that) his first short film and turns it into a fun and very creative film.
The black and white cinematography, the production design and the insanely gorgeous stop motion…
Your dog is aliiive!
-Edgar "E" Gore
Two stop-motion animated films that pay homage to horror films in the same year. We have entered a new golden age of cinema. While ParaNorman was clearly influenced by the horror films of the 70s and 80s, Frankenweenie is a full fledged love letter to the Universal Monsters era of horror. You won't even have to pay that much attention to recognize the nods to Universal's big names and even a huge nod to a sub-genre of horror of the same time period. It even manages to sneak in a cameo appearance from a legend of the genre. Having an unbiased opinion of the film is going to be hard.
The film however…
Everyone has it all wrong. Halloween should not be about horror movies. The bloody murder murder spirit is not that of Halloween. Instead, I like to spend a lot of my holiday with films that capture the whimsical magic with a slight dose of spooky that to me is the Halloween of our youth. Frankenweenie is the perfect representation of the combination of imagination, innocence and fear, that the day of spooks and creeps should bring out of all of us.
"Frankenweenie" starts out as a leisurely paced film about a boy, Victor, who loves science and monster movies. Tragedy strikes when the boy loses his best friend, a dog named Sparky. Victor then calls upon the cinematic and literary legacy provided him by his last name to shock Sparky to existence.
That synopsis offers no surprises to anyone familiar with Tim Burton's original short film of the same name. Now, Burton expands his short to a feature-length film and the results are more than pleasing.
"Frankenweenie" is beautifully rendered. The melancholy, black and white, stop-motion animation is equally handome, grotesque, and humorous. The animated environs evoke horror films of the past and Burton's own oeuvre. The vocal performances are solid,…
Frankenweenie is a stop motion flick from famed director Tim Burton. It was based on his earlier work, which was a short film with the same title. I guess you can say, it's a remake of his own work. It explored the bond between man and man's best friend, and the distance one can go for the sake of this bond. Simple premise, but done in Tim Burton style.
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Ok I'll give it great looking animation, but besides that this was a chore to get through. If you want to enjoy the story watch Burton's short, not this dragged out and unnecessary feature.
I'm not huge on Burton's aesthetic, but you've got to hand it to them for delivering a fun, chaotic, pro-science stop-motion feature.
Pretty good expansion stop motion film from the 1984 live action short. I love that it is sort of a homage to the classic monster movies and has the feel of those films.
i had no idea this was a remake by the same director tf (underrated)
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i know it's about the dog but mr. whiskers didn't deserve this
Tim Burton mette tutto il suo amore per i classici in questo Film d'animazione che non riesce mai ad appassionare. Un Film Piatto, Senza ritmo, che annoia a morte e non riesce ad essere ne una buona avventura per ragazzi ne una buona commedia horror. La pessima sceneggiatura rovina il grande lavoro di Stopmotion e tutto finisce per Essere una serie infinita di sterili citazioni postmoderne che può piacere solo a chi si accontenta di aver riconosciuto la citazione buttata a caso sullo schermo.
I cried because dogs are my weakness
Moment that Burton finally jumped the shark with homages to old the horror films. Frankenweenie never felt like its own thing and "simpletons fight what they understand" has already been done better, including by Burton hilmself, many times in the past. One of few good things was Edgar, I would pay to watch a movie about him.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!