Written October 05, 2012
Frankenweenie is heartfelt, hilarious and decidedly Burtonesque. Tim Burton's signature character designs are fantastic and the film takes us through a wonderful homage to monster movies of old while conjuring up laughs and tears along the way. It's both a fantasy about dealing with the loss of a beloved pet, finding out that sensible is not always sensible and ultimately about love. It may not be oscar worthy, but it's a Tim Burton fantasy that fits into that universe perfectly and is just so much fun to watch!
Written October 14, 2012
Amazing animation, quirky characters but way too sad and scary for little kids. Took five 10 year old gals and most were crying after the movie.
Written October 06, 2012
Saw Movie in 3D and that was a waste of money. There is nothing about the movie that 3D makes better. If you are going to see it wait until it is in a dollar theater, I thought the movie was boring and kind of flat. The story was weak and there were a few moments but not nearly enough. I expected more and was let down.
Written October 13, 2012
My husband and I enjoyed this movie. We both thought 3 D was lost o it, though (the previews were better). And, I know that the use of B&W was a creative choice, but frankly (weenie), I'm there to be entertained an not to wax poetic about film technique. The movie lagged in places. But, on the bright side, it's a smart film, and really funny. It's best if you know a little about the Frankenstein story or some of the jokes may be lost on you. It's sweet and dark, like good bittersweet chocolate. I only said so-so because I went 3D and like I said it's not "so" good that I coudn't have waited. But, if you have a few bucks and a couple of hours to spare you won't go wrong!
Written October 07, 2012
In a way this is full circle for Tim Burton, returning to give length to an early short film that nearly ruined his career but by doing so, he made have made another contribution to his eerie cinematic legacy. I had low expectations for this film, but it lived up to the hype generated by fellow critics and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really liked the characters and the black and white style of animation that should get attention from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.