Written January 28, 2015
This was a very good movie with an allusion to every good and bad horror flicks of the 50's. Some of us will even notice the nods to 50 horror film greats, the most noticeable to Vincent Price. I especially like the allusion to the short film, Bambi meets Godzilla. Finally, the kids loved it, and that is what mattered. Even if you are not a Tim Burton fan, you will enjoy this movie. If you are, like me, then you can sit back and relax and enjoy the usual enjoyable Burton-kitsch location malaise of suburbs, classic anti-hero characters, and some gross-outs.
Written October 09, 2012
The characters were so funny and funny looking. Adults can relate to this movie and the kids in the audience were truly amused! A must see.
Written December 26, 2014
My 1.5 year old son actually sat through the whole money...I guess it was so good that he could sit there for so long. Anyone with a child knows that children have a hard time sitting in one place for more than 10 min, let along 1+ hour. It just tells you that this movie is so good that it will attract a 1.5 year old kid to sit and enjoy the movie.
Written October 26, 2014
Just a very average movie. Boys were disappointed. Did not keep their attention. Not a terrbile movie, but would not recommend for younger viewers. As an adult, I was bored as well.
Written January 25, 2015
This film suffers from uneven plotting, and an identity crisis: is it supposed to be funny, creepy, heartwarming or scary? It seems to try to be all of them, and in the process fails to truly be any of them. It needed more humor (i.e., more Edgar, and more of the new teacher). The beginning was engaging, with a lot of character interaction. The middle was plodding and dull at times. The end was a traditional monster movie. I can't say it's for little kids, given the deaths and monsters, and it wouldn't hold their attention anyway. I'd say this one is really only for Tim Burton fans.