Wednesday, February 27, 2013

365 Days- Day 38

movie: Frankenweenie
starring: Martin Short, Charlie Tahan
genre: cartoon
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: Victor sees his dog and only real friend die when the dog chases a ball into the road, then decides to use science to bring the pet back to life after watching his teacher show the class that electric currents can reanimate muscle and flesh

This is a version of the classic Frankenstein story.  It's done in black and white, it ends with the lead characters at a windmill and on fire.  And yes, it's a vampire story.

One of the most common definitions of a vampire is a reanimated corpse, which is what the Frankenstein creature is.  And the electricity, is the lifeforce replacement.

I have been wanting to see this for months, very excited about it given it's a Tim Burton film and is like I said, a retelling of Frankenstein, the characters are even named Frankenstein and Van Helsing,(and you can't miss the Vincent Price looking character)  but I was in the disappointed. It just really fell short for me, specially given this is a remake of an Tim Burton based film ( 1984 short with the same title)

what do i think I learned from this film?
Be careful what you wish for

No comments:

Post a Comment