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Classic 50's Horror Films rolled into kids film...Perfect

By Oaklandia
Written September 20, 2014
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.
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FRANKENWEEINIE

By vixterpta
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.
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Great Kids Movie

By AnthonyScottThompson
Written August 01, 2014
For Tim Burton, this is one of his best movies in years. For those of us that are horror buffs, he pulls out the stops including a cameo from Christopher Lee (Start Wars Count Duku/ LOTR's Soriman) from one of his old Hammer productions from the 50's. It's classic! Being a horror fan from childhood the movie really hit home. Burton has you emotionally compromised in the first 5 minutes building strong feelings for the main characters. This is a key element to a good horror movie. I had two five year old's in toe and the fear factor was perfect for their age. They were scared but not too scared to quit watching. It was a great introduction into the genera. They came out of the movie excited for their new hero: Frankenweenie! This is a must see for kids 5-10 or horror buffs.
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Hit and Miss

By brianecahill
Written October 09, 2012
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.
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slow story line, black and white--not a hit for 4 and 6yr old boys

By a.schiavoni
Written September 15, 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.
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