Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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…
"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,…
Contrary to the misleading title, this is not a porn parody of Frankenstein.
Does Tim Burton even care anymore? Or is he lost in his own myth that he can't see when he's doing everything wrong? Frankenweenie is Burton's latest attempt to return back to his roots. Unfortunately he brought all his rotten ends with him.
I mean, is Burton actively trying to keep this from being great? This is a film about a boy who brings back his dog from the dead. Why am I so uninvolved with this film? Why am I so unengaged from this story that I don't care? Why am I not weeping when I'm supposed to be?
Most of the issues here, once again (as it is with all recent Burton projects) come down to the script.…
This is the sad state of affairs of Tim Burton. Early in his career, Mr.Burton had a heart that he wore proudly on his sleeve. But now? That uniqueness that was once cherished by a select few has become a commercialized and common place. He simply has nothing left to say, so he tries to compensate with lavish costumes and elaborate set designs. Frankenweenie is certainly not a huge mistake—like Alice in Wonderland or Dark Shadows—but considering that it’s a remake of a short he did in his early years, it left a bitter feeling in my gut. His heart and soul played an integral role in the filmmaking process of his early works. These two traits were unequivocally the…
At times very funny, at times very touching, at times very scary. This really is a horror movie for kids.
And also a metaphor for dealing with death.
If it had a bit more narrative of its own, rather than relying on “oh hey, there's another classic horror movie reference!” for enjoyment, I would have liked it a lot more.
As it stands, skip this, and go watch ParaNorman, which is amazing.
Frankenweenie feels like the Burton of old in the best way possible, and is the filmmakers' best work since 2003's Big Fish.
Luego de varios tragos amargos regresa el Burton que me gusta: el de las referencias, homenajes y algo de inocencia pero sin caer en lo balurdo. Los ultimos 20 minutos son para partirse la caja riendose, lastima del final complaciente que parece impuesto por Disney
Did you know that Tim Burton made a movie just like this in 1984. Tim Burton is back at he's best. The Visual are great.
Saw it at Fantastic Fest 2012
It was a really good return to form for Tim Burton. It great tribute to the things that inspired him during his childhood. You can see the loved he had of watching black and white monster movies on television. I was surprised that the movie also turn into a movie of science vs superstition.
The best Burton in at least a decade.
Not sure who this filmed is aimed at but I enjoyed it.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Les Misérables
- Life of Pi
- The Master
- Only God Forgives
- Room 237
The topic title says it all really.
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