Written July 25, 2014
Disney spent a lot of money advertising this movie. From the various trailers I thought I knew what the story was about. But I still laugh when the kids did crazy things with the science project. The only segment of the movie that the trailer did not give away was in the last 15 minutes.
To me the story has some similarity with Ted which I found equally funny. Both dealt with a boy/man and his relationship with his best friend. But Frankenweenie is definitely a lot suitable for children than Ted is.
If you watch many movies this year and saw bits and pieces of the trailer, I can only say that this movie is not what you'd expect. You know what is going to happen but you don't really know why or how until you watch it. I believe this is the best children's movie this year.
Written September 22, 2014
Not one of Burton's best, but still a fun movie to see with the family. Although it might be too scary for kids under 7, my 8 and 11 year old had a good time.
Written December 20, 2014
A couple parts that actually brought tears to my eyes because I have a dog and it touched my heart! But we really enjoyed the movie and would see it again!
If you're not a fan of Tim Burton's work, you may not like this film.
Written December 28, 2014
This is a really good movie. Fantastic animation, and a Disney-ized telling of Frankenstein. Try something different, take your kids and watch them enjoy a story with a lot more depth. It's truly entertaining.
Written October 06, 2012
SO excited to see any Tim Burton flick--long-time fan. Originally a short animated film--Tim Burton's first creation for Disney when he was an intern, so I was excited to see what he did to stretch it to a full-length film, but also hesitant. We saw it opening day in IMAX for $16 per ticket. In black and white, the film was NOT much different from watching it in 2-D format. For that price, I certainly expected much more. The characters could have been great, but they were not fully developed, and they were clearly all charicatures of someone else or another of Burton's characters from other stories. We did not have enough time with any of the characters to get to know them. Neither the plot nor the relationships were fully fleshed out . The film is just a hollow skeleton without any real development. As the plot began to get exciting, every problem was so immediately resolved, that there was no time or room for a story or tension to develop. Atmosphere and artwork are its strengths.