Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Frankenweenie 2012

     Young Victor Frankenstien loves his dog Sparky, he stars as an actor in Victor's homemade monster movies.  A car hits Sparky and Victor tries to use science to bring him back.  There is a new science teacher at the school and he demonstrated to the students how a dead frog could move by electrical stimulation to the muscles.  Sparky is “supposed” to stay in the attic because he looks a little different but of course that doesn’t happen.  There is a science fair and some of the other students get involved in “raising” things from the dead.
     This is funny, different and enjoyable.  Sparky was brought back to life by pure love.  Filmed in 3-D black and white stop motion animation and based on a short film from nearly 30 years ago by Tim Burton.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

87 min, Animated directed by Tim Burton with the voices of Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Atticus Shaffer, James Liao.

Note:  Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 7.0 out of 10, 87% critic 72% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  

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