Tim Burton fatigue is an understandable condition to have these days with his recent crop of “weird” and “dark” adaptations of things like Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory being assaults on the senses and you get the feeling Burton was in a rut and just had a checklist of elements that people expected from his movies. Hopefully getting him out of that rut is Frankenweenie, a return for Burton to stop motion and a return to a project that got him fired from Disney for being too scary. Frankenweenie follows young scientist Victor, who is distraught when his beloved dog Spark dies. Victor tries, and succeeds, to bring Sparky back to life but has to hide the fact that he now has a zombie dog running around. The animation looks amazingly smooth and I like the black and white, which adds to the Frankenstein homage. Check out the trailer below and the movie is out this Fall.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.