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Year
2012
Runtime
87 min.
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family, Horror
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
57,631
Checks
8,722
Favs
348
Dislikes
93
Favs/checks
4.0% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. crazy_bitch's avatar

    crazy_bitch

    I love the original short, but this is a boring and kitschy mess. It does not have enough plot to fill the runtime and fills the gaps with lame references to horror classics. Sure, those old horror movies are great, but paying homage to them in a never ending parade of in-your-face, yet out of place visual gags doesn't elevate this film in any way. In the end all the far reaching references cannot paint over the fact that the movie fails to sustain itself with enough of an original plot or engaging characters, and so it just collapses; yet sadly, just like for the reanimated pets, its natural death is not the end of this film and it drags on way too long. 6 years 11 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    While a perfectly acceptable boy and his dog story (for kids who love scary movies), Tim Burton's Frankenweenie is also a love letter to monster films, Frankenstein obviously, but also The Mummy, Dracula, Godzilla, The Invisible Man, Gremlins, and more. Many of the characters are cast have names pulled from Gothic horror and/or are cast as actors from Universal films - they do something really clever with the kid drawn (sculpted?) as Boris Karloff, for example - and Burton gets a double reference out of using Martin Landau (who played Bela Lugosi in his Ed Wood) for the Vincent Price lookalike. If you're a fan of the old movies, you'll smile and nod knowingly throughout. As a stop-motion follow-up to The Nightmare Before Christmas, it's charming and heartfelt (though another hit job on cats - they get little respect in most dog movies), and a novel way to remake Mary Shelley's classic without hitting the same exact themes (though the dangers of playing God are still a big part of it). Bonus points for the gorgeous black and white. 1 year 8 months ago
  3. chunkylefunga's avatar

    chunkylefunga

    It started off well but then the movie becomes stretched beyond belief. A good 30 minutes is superflous. 6 years 5 months ago
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