Sunday, December 30, 2012
Frankenweenie - Movie Review
Starring the voices of Charlie Tahan, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder.
Directed by Tim Burton.
Saw this at the $2 theater with the family. Burton has taken his short from 1984 and expanded it to feature length. It's about a boy whose dog Sparky gets killed. Rather than accept this, he conducts a Frankenstein experiment on him and brings the dog back to life. But this re-animation power has unforeseen consequences, especially when other kids want to know how to do it.
It's all very Burton-esque, and in animation, that's still a good thing. It has that Nightmare Before Christmas / Corpse Bride vibe, with the neighborhood feel of Edward Scissorhands. It's all in black and white, and it makes good use of the suspenseful setting. There was one sequence in the night at school where all the kids held their breath, just knowing something was coming.