Disney’s Frankenweenie hits theaters just in time for Halloween!By
My kiddos have been asking to watch Frankenweenie, since they first watched the trailer. My husband is a huge Tim Burton fan and the kids love his movies, especially the Nightmare Before Christmas. I can’t wait to take the kiddos tomorrow afternoon.
Our contributors Kiersten and Rosie, had the opportunity to watch Frankenweenie, before it hits theaters and they both share all about it. I love reading both of their takes on the film. I really can’t wait to watch it tomorrow night!
Here is what Kiersten has to share.
If you are a Tim Burton fan or a fan of classic 30s horror films, then Frankenweenie will not disappoint. If you are a parent of young children like me, you might want to save this one for a date night until the littles are a bit older. Like most of Burton’s films it gets a little bit dark and more than a little bit quirky (if your kids can handle Nightmare before Christmas and Corpse Bride, then they will probably be okay to watch Frankenweenie).
Frankenweenie is a stop-motion animated 3D film about a boy and his dog. When Sparky unexpectedly passes on, his boy Victor uses the science fair as opportunity to bring him back to life (a la Frankenstein). Much of the movie gives nod to classic horror movies and many of the characters will seem hauntingly familiar. This full-length feature is based on a live action short Burton directed for Disney back in ’84. He used original drawings from the short as well as new characters he created for this film to bring Sparky (back) to life. The sweet story introduces a small town gaggle of elementary school students, some of whom you will grow fond of (Victor, Elsa Van Helsing) and some you will tilt your head at in bafflement (aptly named Wierd Girl), competing amongst each other for science fair glory. I found myself giggling at all of the childish antics and how creatively Burton managed to spoof every recognizable horror film ever made.
Rosie watched with her eight year old son and here is her take on the film.
My son and I had the opportunity to watch a advanced screening of the new Tim Burton movie,Frankenweenie. It’s a black-white, stop motion animated 3D film. We were excited being that we are big fans of Tim Burton’s work and love, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
My son couldn’t control his excitement while waiting for the film to start. He couldn’t help himself from telling me about the scenes he saw during the previews on TV and how much he wanted to see what happens. During the movie we couldn’t keep our eyes off the screen, we were entertained from start to finish. At the end I walked out with my little one wanting to become a scientist and try experiments on our family pets. It is a overall great family movie. We couldn’t stop laughing or get enough of the variety of characters in the film. Tim Burton does it again.
Frankenweenie opens Nationwide on Friday, October 5th. If you love Tim Burton or have a bit older or mature kiddos, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this flick.