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Tim Burton's sensitive Frankenweenie
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Movie Review: Frankenweenie
Nikita Camacho | Thu, 25 Oct 2012
is a great combination of Tim Burton’s artistic genius and stop-motion puppets. Inspired by his love for a childhood dog, the creative director spins a heart-warming family twist on the classic horror story,
is aesthetically appealing in its hues of black and white in 3D so animation enthusiasts should not expect bursts of colour across the silver screen.
Disney’s first feature black and white movie excellently executes the storyline without the help of vibrant colours. Tim Burton fans might be happy that the characters’ appearances are reminiscent of the
follows the story of a young boy, Victor Frankenstein who has a desire to be a scientist. Besides his love for science, he loves spending time with his dog and best friend, Sparky.
It’s easy to fall for the lovable and loyal canine, but that feeling of affection leads to few tears when tragedy strikes as Sparky runs across a road.
Although the accident is cleverly hidden from viewers, Victor’s shows his heart aching loss. As a dog lover I, along with all the sighs around me, felt sorry for the budding scientist.
However, audiences aren't left weeping and heartbroken for long, as Victor brings his best friend back to life. In a dark twisted way, Sparky looks even better with his master’s improvements of stitches and bolts.
True to the story of
, Victor tries to conceal his sewn-up dog from his parents but the mischievous mutt wonders around town. Soon afterwards Victor’s classmates discover his little "experiment".
Tim Burton can be compared to Victor Frankenstein because
is a resurrection of his 1984 live action short with the same title, only this time Burton got it right.
is based on a Gothic tale, the teamwork between Disney and Burton managed to create a monster movie suitable for the family.
: If you are a Disney or Tim Burton fan, I suggest that you book your tickets soon for this dark twisted feel-good movie. From the storyline to the unconventional black and white film in 3D,
is certainly a treat just before Halloween
opens Friday, 26 October across South African theatres.
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