Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's sweet hommage to classic monster movies. A little boy named Victor, apparently living in 1960s suburbia, surreptitiously re-animates his beloved pet dog after it is killed by a car. His classmates discover his secret & set about comically resurrecting their own beasts. Mayhem ensues. The film is really about its artful visual design & happily macabre atmosphere. It's even in glorious black & white. Victor's classmates are droll caricatures of horror film freaks, & there's a spectacular finale at a burning windmill. I kept wondering who the audience for this movie is supposed to be. It seems too guiless for adults. If it's for children, it must be for rather odd ones.
§ Frankenweenie (2012)
Tim Burton, director