Written July 29, 2014
Frankenweenie was a wonderful movie. I will probably see it again because Tim Burton's attention to detail is so spot on that I want to go back and look for things I might not have noticed the first time. Sparky and Victor's relationship took me right back to my own childhood pets and at times it was very emotional. The characters were all just perfectly blended into the story and I never expected to be so touched by this story but it did pull at my heartstrings and remind me how much love our pets bring to our lives. I especially loved how he paid homage to all of the classic horror movies throughout the movie.
Written January 31, 2015
From the very start I laughed. I am a push over for slap stick comedy. It was well written, all the corn was added; the tongue and cheek humor was there and the characters grow on you. It is good to see the old story re-invented for the kids and parents too. The name tells the story. I am glad that every old horror story was involved, from Godzilla, Igor,swamp thing, Gremlins,and the mummy. Now enough of the teasers, see the movie!One adult, one 7 year old and one 4 year old opinions! It is only black and white if you see it in 3D. Other wise it is in color and much better.
Written January 28, 2015
This is Tim Burton. This is dark, scary and about death. The kids dog dies. Great for pre-teens and up, even a bit younger if you know what to expect. We were shocked when in walked 40 kids from a rec group, club or school- and they were mostly 6-8. By the end they were crying and scared. They are probably having nightmares tonight- what were the teachers/leaders and parents thinking?? The teens and tweens in the audience liked this movie- but it was the adults who loved it. You know your child best- but be educated, know that this is not for sensitive kids. Really young ones had no clue what was going on, but they cried at the scary jump out at you parts- so just be aware so you don't ruin it for the others who came to watch TIM BURTON.
Written April 21, 2015
This was not a horrible movie, but it wasn't great either. It had some clever moments, but not enough to keep our attention for long. There were some interesting characters, but they never developed so we didn't get very attached to them. (Note: this movie is NOT for little kids. It would have horrified my 9-year-old.)
Written October 26, 2014
Being a Nightmare Before Christmas fan, I was hoping to find more of the same, but this black and white film was more of a love letter to monster movies of yesteryear (and a beautifully done one at that), but it was pretty forgettable as far as kid entertainment goes. Usually, my kids leave the theater talking about the best parts of a film over and over, but this one left them nothing but one funny scene to remember. I was expecting great things, but like many family movies as of late, I found this one appealing more to adults than to kids.