Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Finally, Tim Burton's celebrated short film “Frankenweenie” has been turned into a feature. And I was so looking forward to seeing the longer version.

It's very similar to the original short, naturally, but the ending has been bulked up with the addition of all sorts of characters going crazy because of the hero's classmates tampering with his scientific born-again experiments.

The animation is wonderful – as are the sets and characters (by McKinnon & Saunders). But, for some reason, my brain shut down three quarters of the way through the film. So perhaps the story should have remained a short film.

I give “Frankenweenie” a B - .

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