Forced Films 2019 – #10 – Jay’s 2nd Pick – Frankenweenie (2012)


This is the final of 10 films that I was “forced” to watch by my fellow bloggers who participated in my 4800th review Contest last December.  This movie was the 2nd of 2 films chosen by Jay from Life vs Film and the Head Shepherd at the LAMB

Tnx for the suggestion.  Let’s see what I thought of it….

“Science is not good or bad, Victor. But it can be used both ways. That is why you must always be careful.” – Mr. Rzykruski

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Feb 2019)

Brief Synopsis – After his dog is accidentally killed, a young aspiring scientist decides to find a way to re-animate him.

My Take on it – This is yet another animated film that Jay chose for me that I never had much interest in seeing and now wonder why I was so against it all these years.

The premise is great because I love the way that they adapt the story of Frankenstein for a more modern audience and also makes it more heartfelt because it deals with kids and pets.

The idea to stick with a black and white animated film was actually a great one because it allows the story to feel much more Gothic and also seem like a throwback to the horror films of the 1930’s.

Certain aspects of the animation tho, also help make it look much more modern which is great to see because we all know how much Tim Burton loves dealing with dark themes.

Despite the darker themes, the story is able to touch upon so many themes that are relatable to both kids and adults and this is definitely a film that can be understood on multiple levels which also is great to see.

Bottom Line – Nice idea that take the story of Frankenstein and tries to make it slightly more connected to modern technology and modern themes.  The use of black and white instead of color works quite well in achieving a look that feels both new and classic which I’m sure was part of the reason why it was done this way.  They also manage to touch upon themes that are near and dear to kids and very relatable to kids and adults alike. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The mayor of the town is Mr. Burgermeister, which means “mayor” in German. His name/appearance is also a homage to Burgermeister Meisterburger, the antagonist of the stop-motion film Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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One thought on “Forced Films 2019 – #10 – Jay’s 2nd Pick – Frankenweenie (2012)

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