Frankenweenie Review

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The family movie, Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton, is based on the 1984 short film by the same name, and has many parts similar to the book Frankenstein.

 

The family movie, Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton, is based on the 1984 short film by the same name, and has many parts similar to the book Frankenstein.

 

Frankenweenie is the story of a young boy named Victor Frankenstein, who has a pleasant life and a great love of science. But when the unthinkable occurs, and he loses his only friend in the world, Victor uses the power of science to reverse the tragedy and bring back his best friend, his dog.

 

When the kids at school discover what he has done, though, they attempt the same experiment as Victor. The only problem is they do it for fun, not because they want their friend back! This creates a faulty experiment that endangers not only themselves, but the entire town as well!

 

Will Victor intervene in time to stop them, or is it already too late?!

 

I feel this movie deserves a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. It was heartwarming, suspenseful, and funny all in one. It was an enjoyable movie that kept you waiting for more, but also let you really get to know the feelings of the main characters.

 

This film was the type of story everyone can relate to in some way, as well. Creating the film in entirely black and white was a nice added touch, because it added a creepy effect.

 

But, this movie may also be too frightening for younger children, which would make it difficult for families with kids that are different ages. I think this movie is appropriate for people ages 8+ because there are a few frightening parts and creepy images, but nothing older kids couldn’t handle.

 

I thought it was amazing Victor tried to save all the townspeople during the disaster, even though it wasn’t really his fault, and he would’ve been much safer just hiding instead facing the problem head-on. This teaches us that in life, hiding isn’t going to do us any good, and that we should try to be brave and face the problems in front of us instead of cowering in fear.