Thursday, March 01, 2012

"Frankenweenie" Trailer

The original "Frankenweenie" short-film - about a monster-movie obsessed kid who ressurects his dead dog with mad science told in as a black-and-white Frankenstein parody - is like a time-capsule of what used to make Tim Burton such and exciting voice in filmmaking.

The first trailer for the feature-length remake (still b&w, but now executed in stop-motion a'la That One Movie That Makes Us Keep Giving Burton Another Chance) hopes to recapture some of that magic; and other than insistently reminding us of "Alice in Wonderland" it seems to succeed:

11 comments:

Blue Highwind said...

I'll wait for reviews.

Angry Man said...

I must have seen the short before because all those characters, dog included, look super familiar.

ps: did anyone else originally read it as "dead dong" and think it was about a reanimated phallus?

Elessar said...

Eh. I dunno. The Tim Burton short film it reminds me the most of is Vincent, which was much more interesting to me. Still, it looks interesting, so I'll probably give it a glance. And the reason they keep reminding us of Alice in Wonderland is because it grossed OVER A BILLION DOLLARS! So that's why.

Also, without clicking on the link, was that movie that keeps us giving him second chances Ed Wood (IE his best movie)? Or Sweeney Todd? Or Big Fish? Sleepy Hollow? Edward Scissorhands? Corpse Bride? It better be Corpse Bride, that's the one this reminds me of. (And the point of that is, recent missteps aside, Tim Burton has done some DAMN fine films, so how about we be a tiny bit forgiving).

*click* Oh. Nightmare. We are all aware he didn't direct that, right? Just produced and co-wrote? Okay, just checking.

Chris said...

I've always had a fondness for well done stop animation. The medium doesn't seem to get as much recognition as it should in proportion to how much effort goes into it.

Anonymous said...

When you get down to it, Tim Burton really hasn't screwed up that much in recent years.

Sure, Planet of the Apes and Charlie were huge failures but than he came back with Corpse Bride, one of his best friends.

Than he has Sweeny Todd, sort of a dud, and Alice in Wonderland, an abomination of nature. Frankenweenie could be a really good movie.

He does have more misses than hits in the 2000s but it's not like it's been eons since he's made anything worth a damn.

Daniel R said...

Loving what I'm seeing. I just hope my initial reaction is accurate.

Pleasantly surprised it's in Black and White.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Sofie Liv Pedersen said...

Laying aside expectations of this is a bad movie or not.
Burtons reason and convoluted history in film making.


A FREAKING BURTON FILM WITHOUT JOHNNY DEPP!!!!

Holy shit, what happened? did the world stop turning for a minor second there?

KevinCV said...

I'll admit it. I grinned a little watching this. Mostly because I vaguely remember seeing the original short when I was a kid. I really hope Tim Burton's got a winner here, because the last movie his that I saw and liked was the "Charle and the Chocolate Factory" movie. It had its share of problems and Gene Wilder will always be Willy Wonka to me, but I still kinda enjoyed it nontheless.

Anonymous said...

No offense to Burton, but I think I'll stick with ParaNorman thankyouverymuch.

Dev's Media Reviews said...

Isn't Burton working with Depp with 'Dark Shadows'? It's probably the reason why the guy's not in this film. I;'m also awaiting for 'ParaNorman' even though it would have benefited from being released in October.

Smashmatt202 said...

Well, October is a good time for a movie like this...

Is this really stop-motion? Sometimes it's hard for me to tell...

I MIGHT check it out... Maybe.