|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara|
|Genres:||Animated, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIO HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||February - Comedy|
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Feb 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Frankenweenie is a delightful movie, funny and macabre, heartfelt and throwaway.
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It's a graveyard smashBy blackpolekev (248 reviews) from blackpole , 09 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a welcome return to form for Tim Burton after the awful Dark Shadows. It's a full length remake of Burton's 1984 short film which was shown in cinemas along with Baby Secret Of The Lost Legend way back in 1985.
This time it's in 3D, which works well in black and white as it doesn't seem as dark as colour 3D films. Here Victor Frankenstein is a young boy whose beloved pet dog Sparky is accidentally killed. It's interesting to note that the accident occurs as a result of Victor having been persuaded, against his will, to play baseball (he's not the sporty type); it just makes me wonder if Burton hated sports when he was in school. Consumed with grief, Victor gets an idea from his school science teacher and brings Sparky back to life with lightning, just like the Frankenstein monster. Sparky even has the same bolts in his neck as electrodes.
This is more serious and darker in tone than typical animated films but if you've seen Corpse Bride or The Nightmare Before Christmas you'll know what to expect. This is far better than the recent Paranorman and Hotel Transylvania which were both so disappointing.
Format: Cinema - Digital 3D
Audio: Dolby Digital
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Tim Burton's GlitchBy DrExcitment (9 reviews) , 05 Jun 2013Weak storyline with few surprises and a little too predictable. Not in the same league as other Tim Burton films: unlike his other 'children's' movies, this one is definitely aimed only at children.
I don't enjoy this movie was quite disappointed cause i like Tim Burton filmsBy a customer , 02 Jun 2013I really don't enjoy this movie was quite disappointed cause i like Tim Burton films. I rented it for my niece and nephew & it really upset them.
A resurrection best left deadBy aliceboy (17 reviews) from Durham , 23 May 2013I tend to think it's a bad idea for directors to revisit their earlier films. The only time I've seen it successfully done was Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, but then...he's Hitchcock. When I heard Tim Burton was making a full-length animated version of his early short live-action 'Frankenweenie,' I could only groan. If I didn't have a child, that would have probably been as far as it went. Her curiosity was piqued by the endless trailers she'd seen, so we decided to check it out. The animation on this new Frankenweenie is wonderful, reminiscent of Corpse Bride but all black and white. The characters are fun too look at and to hear, and there are plenty of off-hand references to the classic monster movies that spawned the original idea. However, this was always a bit of a weak story, and to inflate the plot to movie length there had to be additions. These additions, while entertaining enough in their own right, tend more to force the original tale along rather than enrich it. So, what we end up with is the fat, bloated corpse of an idea that should have been left as the already rigored work it was. If I were viewing this Frankenweenie with fresh eyes, without having seen its progenitor, perhaps I'd have watched it a little more kindly. It's certainly not as bad as Burton has proven himself capable of, but neither will it be a classic film to be ranked among his finest. Even as something to plunk a kid down mindlessly in front of, I can't recommend it: there are plenty of scenes here which might be too frightening or downright strange for the average boob-tube-raised youngster. If, however, you have a family fed on a monster diet and an appreciation for animation, you could do far worse than to give this a go.
tim burton back on formBy vickig0306 (429 reviews) from Halifax , 19 May 2013Tim burton back on form & at his best. Its a great family movie with both a funny & a dark side. The whole family enjoyed this one
lovely movieBy deedee83 (2 reviews) , 16 May 2013Love this movie would recommend to anyone. The dog is just so cute. Warning you will cry but not all sad could watch again and again.