Frankenweenie

Burton brings old story back to life – ★★★★★

Has Tim Burton turned away from remakes and come up with an original idea? Not quite. However he has managed to create a beautiful love letter to classic horror movies and for that he must be commended.

Back in 1984 Tim Burton made a live action short of Frankenweenie starring Shelley Duvall, Sofia Coppola and Barret Oliver (The Never Ending Story) which concerned the story of a young boy who brings his dead dog back to life. 28 years later he’s returned to it, only this time it’s in the form of stop-motion animation. Thankfully he has kept it black and white making it the first grayscale film to be released in IMAX 3D. The first thing that strikes you while watching is the sheer beauty of the piece. The elegant subtle shades stand out so crisp and clean, making you sit back in awe of the film’s design.

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