Frankenweenie is only 94 minutes, which is short for a feature film, but it seemed to drag on for much longer, with a slow narrative that didn’t hold a lot of interest to me. While the stop-motion was of wonderful quality, this satire of Frankenstein was definitely not the best Tim Burton film I’ve seen. The storyline, while potentially a heartwarming tale, is not executed with enough je n’ai sais quoi for it to be anything more than an average movie. What I did enjoy, however, was the overall aesthetic of the movie, the black and white, and the score.
I still feel that Burton’s earlier works are much better than his latest ones (cough Dark Shadows, which I didn’t bother watching, cough)