Snap Review of Frankenweenie

Posted by Alia Haddad on December 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Snap Review of Frankenweenie

I know it’s a bit late in the game to review Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie on account of its early October release date. But I finally got around to seeing it, and I figured, “Hey, it’s still 2012, right?” So with one more day to go, here it is: Frankenweenie, the Burton stop-motion passion project that was based off of his own short movie that he made way back when in 1984, was a very fun movie to watch. Granted, I would be lying to tell you if I my actual state while watching the movie wasn’t a sort of tired delirium, but I feel very certain in my assertion that I thoroughly enjoyed Frankenweenie.

How could I not? First off, Frankenweenie is about a slightly-strange boy who figures out how to bring his dog back to life. Then there’s the cast. With a slew of famed voices like Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Short, all anyone would want to do is close your eyes and listen to these sweet-voiced actors talk.

But luckily, shut my eyes I did not, which means I can tell you with all certainty that Frankenweenie was also such a good-looking movie. I do not say this lightly: Frankenweenie had as much to offer aesthetically as it did in terms of acting, plot, and dialogue. And thank God. I mean, this is a stop-motion animation picture filmed in black and white. If the look of the movie wasn’t so nuanced and amazing, then the black and white color scheme could have come off as trite. Luckily, we only got good. And good music to boot!

Overall, I am thoroughly impressed by Burton’s latest project. I mean, we all know just how bad Dark Shadows was. Hopefully, he’ll keep ‘em coming in 2013!



One Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this film! I haven’t had a chance to see it just yet, but I have heard a lot of wonderful things about it from some of the gals I work with at DISH. I didn’t even realize this movie was out of the theaters for so long either, but I guess it all works out in the end since I won’t have to go spend any money on a movie ticket to watch it. Instead I’m just going to rent it with my Blockbuster @Home package through DISH. It’s already available for me to add to the top of my rental queue, so I’ll be able to watch it soon after it releases to DVD and I get it in the mail. I can’t wait to finally see it! :)

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