DVD-Review: Frankenweenie

Regular readers of this website should know that I have a particular fondness for the works of Tim Burton and when his stop-motion remake of Frankenweenie was announced some time ago, I instantly knew that it would be a very special movie – and I was right. It took me some time to see it, but it was really worth the wait. Far from being just an expanded version of the original, Tim Burton has transformed the movie he was once fired for from Disney into a delightful stop-motion world paying homage to the horror and monster classics of the 1930s and 1940s. While the movie is absolutely brilliant and together with Dark Shadows is one of Tim Burton’s best recent works, the DVD is somewhat of a disappointment with its lack of extras – but the technical quality is flawless and the movie is certainly watchable. Today’s review is the first new one for quite some time, even if the disc’s release was a while back.

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1 Comment

  1. Tank the Hatchet

    1. I hate dogs!

    2. I hate old ppl!

    3. I hate kids!

    … and when I saw the trailer for this movie like way back on a disney BR (It either was the underrated “John Carter” – which helped to score the “SW”-franchise for WD – or “POTC 4” I knew this movie was crap – and IT IS!

    Yes, it`s typicall TB-fan-fare, but that is about it. All TB does is cater do his core audience. He doesn’t even try anything they don`t expect from him.

    And I forgot: Exceept a very few movies (like “From here to Eternity”, “The longest Day” or “Frankenstein Jr.” I HATE B&W-movies!