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 October 26, 2014
Tim Burton lived up to his reputation with this great children's version of a horror movie that pays homage to almost all of the classics from the original Frankenstein to Gremlins.
Written October 21, 2012
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 September 18, 2014
When you were younger and had a pet, particularly a dog, then you may rekindle past feelings. That's what I experienced. A boy's best friend was his dog, and when the day happened that his dog died, it makes you remember when your pet died too. Through what you already know from Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein," happens, you want to see and hear that familiar bark again. It's funny how animals can make us feel. Lastly, I saw it in 3D - however, not surprising, 2D is satisfactory enough.
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.