Monday, February 25, 2013

Frankenweenie (2012)


[a dark and funny movie]

Frankenweenie (2012)
IMDB- 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes-88
RJG Rating-75

A boy attempts to bring his dead pet back to life.

Starring- Charlie Tahan,Winona Ryder,Catherine O'Hara
Director- Tim Burton

Animation of Frankenweenie is quite beautiful.2012 has been the year of claymation type animation ,and Frankenweenie is another great addition to them.The entire movie is shot in black and white ,but Burton's story is justifies its usage.

The story for Frankenweenie is good at heart.It holds enough interest in both kids as well as adults.But towards the end it moves towards the kiddish zone.Plus a lack of proper explanation does tend to keep sensible viewers from being fully connected to the story process.The characters are a disappoint too.Other than the titular dog ,all the rest are not very connectable to.You fail to love any of them and soon start getting irritated with them.

Tim Burton's direction is great.It holds all of his trademark ,except Johnny Depp that is.Emo type characters ,dark humour have been used appropriately.The pacing of the movie is fast ,and there isnt any lagging or dull moments.Burton has made the movie very kid friendly but still has added enough substance and humour for the mature viewers.This is one factor most of the other animated movies of this year missed out on.

Overall ,even though Frankenweenie is a movie catered for kids ,the adults wont get bored.

Animation- 4/5
Story- 3.5/5
Direction- 4/5
Comedy- 3.5/5
Drama- 3.5/5


Oscars

Nominated- 1
Best Animated Film
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