Written October 27, 2012
Pretty lame. You can clearly see Disney's hand in it b/c they attempt to make Sparky as cute as Ole' yeller. I think all they have in the movie is that dumb dog barking and licking. Given how the dog never listens why would you ever re-animate it? I would also expect a bit more from Tim Burton. Maybe he peaked eons ago but there was no disturbing edginess to this at all. I think the highlite to me was guessing who the various characters were in real life (great Vincent Price BTW). Also there are two glaring errors that did not escape my 10 year olds eyes. First was the magically appearing swing set on the rook of the house and secondly Van Helsing was a vampire slayer not a frankenstein's monster chaser.
Written October 06, 2012
Ive never written a review and signed up specially for this movie. Its a GREAT film. Both myself and my daughter (7yrs old) enjoyed it immensely. The visual effects are amazing and the story so original that its hard not to see this nominated for an Oscar.
Written October 17, 2012
Love Tim Burton and my 9 year old does too. She doesn't mind the creepiness of his movies...usually. But her problem with this movie was with the dog dying (which is realistically portrayed so it really hits home with you) and that the sadness of that event keeps being revisited over and over, so you never really get over it. Even though the dog is "revived" and there are some funny parts in the movie, that sadness just kinda hangs over you. Even as an adult, I felt sad. I guess that means the movie did it's job by evoking a real emotion. But it's hard to explain that to your sobbing nine-year old. STILL, it is a great movie, well done motion-capture and the story (aside from the dead dog) has so many good lessons, about how fear breeds anger/violence/judgement/confusion, and even the importance of science in our schools. Loved Martin Landau as the science teacher! Glad we went to see it; not sure if we'll be buying it on DVD...no more sobbing kids, please.
Written October 08, 2012
My daughter and I really enjoyed this movie! I was laughing alot of the time because of the characters they used. Pretty ingenius. For me, it was worth going just to hear Winona sing for the first time..I love that woman..she was on key whole time! What a woman..what a movie!
Written October 14, 2012
Good show. Had me crying in places, but I'm a softy even for a cartoon animal. Hope kids don't go away with a sense that they can make their beloved dead pets come back.