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 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 January 08, 2013
When I first saw this movie I will admit I was rather freaked out with the appearance of some characters, including the children. The movie was funny. There was kind of a lesson to be learned with science. It was an emotional movie.
if you are a parent, I may not bring the younger children. Teens, I would definitely let them see this movie.
Written August 22, 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 13, 2012
I loved this movie. After seeing so many formula movies this was so refreshing and creative. Love Tim Burton and he did this one just right. My kids are grown but they would have loved it. Parents should know how much their kids can handle before bringing under 8 yr. olds. Some little kids at the theater told me they loved it.
It has crazy monsters and strangeness....delicious!