An animated horror movie? In IMAX? That’s Frankenweenie, the latest movie from Tim Burton released trough Walt Disney Pictures. The movie is a remake of Burton’s 1984 short film of the same title. It is also a spoof and a tribute to Frankenstein. It tells the story of Victor, a boy who lost Sparky, his dog, his one and only best friend. Through the power of science, the boy brings his pet back to life which led to some monstrous consequences.I had the chance to watch the advance screening at IMAX SM North Edsa without really knowing what the film is all about but ended up recommending the movie. Read my review after the jump.
Don’t expect superscary scenes in this movie because it was actually made for kids. Unless, of course, you’re one who easily get scared. There were moments of suspense, just enough to keep adults seated. The movie touches on family, friendship, competition, greed, discrimination and bullying — all treated in a very mild manner. This is for kids after all, and I’m thinking it was given that sort of treatment after the director was fired by Disney when his original project was deemed too scary for kids back in the mid 80s. Frankenweenie could teach kids a thing or two, and parents could use the movie to encourage kids to take interest in science. Kids will also be introduced in black and white movie through this film.
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