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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,…
This is an interesting film. I found the first half pretty tough going but when all hell broke loose I absolutely loved it. It bears all the hallmarks one thinks of as a Tim Burton movie. Sometimes that's great, sometimes not so much. I think I'll have to see it again to make a definitive decision.
The best Tim Burton film in nearly twenty years is mostly harmless with a nonsensical message about how science projects need to be loved.
An underrated effort from Tim Burton.
Can you believe that i didn't realise prior to watching this film that it was gonna be about Victor Frankenstein. Apparently the 'Franken' part of Frankenweenie didn't tip me off a m a z i n g.
Nothing great, nothing terrible, had a few funny bits that made it worthwhile.
@kza and I will just have to agree to disagree.
The first horror outing to give my 4 year old a real jump-scare, followed by delighted shrieks and gasps. An argument for slowness could be made, but the old MGM horror aesthetic stole my plasticine heart and devoured it.
New Beverly kiddie matinee. Took Audrey, August and his girlfriend, Brittany (who had never seen this movie). Again, another Burton movie that bares his soul. Seeing it again in 35 mm brings out the passion behind this movie in which every single piece of everything in this movie is hand made for this movie. The stop motion is above standard. The homage love to monster movies is deeply laid throughout the movie.
It was paired with a short cartoon that I’d never even heard of - THE FAMILY DOG - written and directed by BRAD BIRD and created by Tim Burton -- the dog is the exact match of Sparky. The New Beverly is amazing in the care they take…
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie comes with all of the Burton-isms you would expect from a black and white stop-motion-animated kid-friendly horror-ish movie about a boy and his dog.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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