Critic Consensus: Frankenweenie is an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story.
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as Mr. Rzykruski
as Mrs. Frankenstein/Gym Teacher/Weird Girl
as Mr. Frankenstein/Mr. Burgemeister/Nassor
as Edgar "E" Gore
as Fire Chief/Soldier/Townsfolk
as Victor Frankenstein
as Elsa Van Helsing
as Bob's Mom
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Critic Reviews for Frankenweenie
Admittedly less eccentric and more classic in style than some of Burton's acclaimed earlier works, Frankenweenie is still chock-full of the filmmaker's old dark magic.
... Frankenweenie beautifully merges the old with the new as it also celebrates filmmaking both literally and fictionally with its relatable protagonist.
It was wise to make the film in black and white, and 3D adds to the charm of this sweetly retro experience. Sparky is hereby added to my list of the cinema's most endearing woofers.
An entertainment that is at once old-fashioned and supremely modern, liable to satisfy nostagic parents as much as their children.
Audience Reviews for Frankenweenie
Tim Burton is certainly not in a fruitful moment of his career, making one derivative movie after another such as this one, a stop motion animation that is supposed to be a comedy but is only silly and unfunny, with an uninspired premise and a very uninteresting development.
Right before the ending sequence of this film there's a segment wherein a grade school science teacher is brought before the PTA and questioned about his authority to teach and his methods. In his answer, and wonderfully suicidal but straightforward rebuttal, he simply calls out his accusers: "You're ignorant. Stupid." I couldn't help but conjecture that Burton was himself answering the many who are enriched, as are we all, from his contributions to the culture of Western civilisation and yet sneer at the source of the same. Regardless of this aside, here is a user friendly concoction that pays a fun homage to the Shelley work as well as the tradition of monster film that sprang from her work. Though hailing from the Disney studios, it is a decidedly un-Disney work, nearly defiantly so, and a love letter to fans of Charles Addams, the dark, and the moody. The music, as in most of Burton's work, is very good, very appropriate.
I am not the biggest Tim Burton fan...and I thought that this was just ok. Nothing to brag about...
|Victor:||Nobody likes scientists.|
|Mr. Rzykruski:||They like what science gives them, but not the questions, no. Not the questions that science asks.|
|Victor:||[Thinks for a second] Actually, I have a question.|
|Victor:||[thinks for a second] Actually, I have a question.|
|Mr. Rzykruski:||He, he. That is why you are a scientist.|
|Victor:||I was doing my experiment, my project, and the first time it worked great, but the next time it didn't. I mean, it sort of worked, but then it didn't. And I don't know why.|