Frankenweenie

2012

Action / Animation / Comedy / Family / Horror / Sci-Fi

422
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70%
IMDb Rating 7 10 84172

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Winona Ryder as Elsa Van Helsing
Christopher Lee as Movie Dracula
Catherine O'Hara as Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher
Atticus Shaffer as Edgar 'E' Gore
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1hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tweekums 8 / 10

A delightfully dark stop-go animation from Tim Burton

Young Victor Frankenstein lives in the town of New Holland; he is a quiet boy whose only real friend is his dog Sparky and he has a love of science. When Sparky is run over and killed he is understandably upset but is later inspired by a science class to bring his beloved pet back to life. After stitching Sparky back together and harnessing one of the town's frequent electrical storms he successfully brings Sparky back to life. When he goes to school he leaves Sparky in the attic but he manages to escape and is spotted by Victor's classmate Edgar… Edgar wants Victor to work with him on the upcoming science fair so blackmails him into repeating the experiment with a dead goldfish. It isn't long before the secret is out and soon all the children are planning to reanimate animals. Their results somewhat disturbing and soon the town is in danger.

I must say I really enjoyed this black and white treat from Tim Burton but am unsure how younger viewers will feel about it. There are some fun scares that might disturb young children as might the death of Sparky. There are some good laughs to be had; these are improved if you spot the movies that are frequently referenced. These references are to both classic horror films and earlier Tim Burton films. If you don't spot these references it won't spoilt the film though; they are just a bonus for those who do. The story contains plenty of other amusing moments as well as a good amount of excitement; this excitement increases as the story reaches its dramatic conclusion. The character designs are great I particularly liked the teacher who is clearly modelled on Vincent Price and Edward E Gore… he looks like an Igor! Overall I'd certainly recommend this to anybody wanting an animation that is darker than typical Disney fare.

Reviewed by leplatypus 4 / 10

Lightning doesn't strike twice, so a third time …. (rental)

Frankenweenie is a fun adaptation of the classic Frankestein and also a Pet Semetary for kids… Tim has already done it in 1984 in a amazing short movie with human cast… For me that was enough! It was cool, moving, dark and crazy so his work should have been rest in peace!

But no! Like his character, Tim wanted it back, with the power of Electr-Onics and this new animation is like Sparky, a gentle, kind companion with a lot of scars. It's a pity to see that today, artists have become lazy, without inspiration and new ideas: Lynch comes back to TP, Spielberg works on another Indiana Jones, Blade Runner has a sequel while the novel stands alone, U2 celebrates Joshua Tree, Waters does the Wall one more time, and I don't forget Alien, Star Trek, Star wars that work like industrial factories…. So here you know what you will receive: nothing new! It has been already done and told so what do you except? Maybe the mass experiences were left of the short movie but if you have seen Gremlins or Ghostbusters, you know the flavor… I already heard the racial complaints to have a bad Japanese student as nobody accepts difference and understands imagination! OK the movie is filled up into the bones with all the things that Tim likes and packs in one movie all the others but at the end, it stays nearly worthless (and even Danny's score is pretty much uninspired!)…

So there is a lesson: dead things are meant to left be still… RIP

Reviewed by Coventry 4 / 10

Gone is the Burton-magic

I've always been a giant admirer of Tim Burton; particularly his imaginative script ideas and his fairy-tale filming style. But, somehow, my appreciation for him has gone down tremendously since "Alice in Wonderland". There were his greatest films ("Sleepy Hollow", "Edward Scissorhands", "Big Fish") used to be macabre, unique and melancholic, his newer efforts ("Dark Shadow", "Alice in Wonderland", "Big Eyes") are sentimental, childish and dull. Burton has become his own caricature, but I still had reasonably high hopes for this "Frankenweenie". After all, Burton's other two stop- motion/animation flicks ("Corpse Bride" and "The Nightmare before Christmas") belong to his finest efforts and I also really liked the 30-minutes short that our director made in 1984 for Disney and largely kick-started his career. But alas, the magic has faded away here as well

Oh sure, "Frankenweenie" is undeniably a masterwork in terms of meticulous and professional stop-motion techniques and it still remains admirable how Tim Burton continuously pays tribute to so many older horror titles; famous classics as well as obscure foreign gems. Unfortunately, however, he also always reverts to the same old clichéd trademarks, daft character drawings and tiresome pacing. Young Victor Frankenstein loses his beloved dog Sparky when a car runs over it, but he paid close attention during the classes of his eccentric teacher Mr. Rzykruski and uses the next electrical thunderstorm to bring it back to life. Victor's creepy classmates also have deceased pets they want to give the same science-project treatment as Sparky, but these critters aren't as cute and raise a little hell during the town's annual Dutch festival. Fellow horror fans can moderately amuse themselves by spotting all the references and tributes to legendary films, characters, and actors/actresses, but "Frankenweenie" on itself is a feeble story without any highlights or even remotely memorable parts. I watched this with my 8-year-old son and even he was disappointed, and more particularly frustrated about how infantile and tame this was!

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