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Saturday, June 8, 2013

FrankenWeenie (2012) REVIEW

So I hadn't really wrote anything about my review on this movie yet. It's a 2012 animated stop motion film named Frankenweenie. The title's kinda weird. I don't see any weenie in this boy.

Neither is it in the dog, dunno what's so "weenie" about this two characters. So it's basically a short story of a boy named Victor. He's just like every kid we see at home.

Well except for this film, it's all wicked and black&white. That it's just how they portrait this movie to be. So Victor had done passionate things with his dog named Sparky in his childhood life.

Until one day, Victor had a home run baseball game in his school. Victor was there with his parents. Sparky was tied to the handles of the baseball audience seats and got lose.

You know, for the fact that Victor's lovely mother wasn't even surprised that Sparky got lose. She's just "Sparky". She didn't even yell or anything. 

She didn't even inhale surprisingly and go after Sparky. But she would've done an embarassing act. So Sparky ran through the fence door and enters the field.

Sparky wanted to make the run for it. But the ball went too far till it hits the edge of the walkway on the other side.

Sparky couldn't make it all the way to the other walkway near the baseball field. Halfway, Sparky got run over by a car. The driver stopped, went down to see what was in the road of the car. It was Sparky.

The baseball rolled to the baseball walkway side, which reveals the demise of Victor's beloved pet. It was really sad. But the story doesn't end here obviously :)

So Victor and his family dug a hole in the pet's cemetery with a tombstone of course. In memories of his beloved dog, Victor treasured every living moment he had with Sparky. It was sad indeed :\

Then one day in school with Victor's broken heart in class, Victor had learnt that reviving an animal, even us humans, can be done using electricity. Sparky is raised the sunroof where Victor's small laboratory in the attic is. It was thunder raining outside.

Then it rains. One of the thunder struck Sparky's body clothed. And Sparky had nails on his neck just like Frankenstein had. Had sewed together limbs or parts of the body just like Frankenstein had.

Just that this time it's a dog. Victor at first cried into slight tears but later felt the movement of Sparky's tail and the lick of Sparky's tongue. Victor takes a small stand back.

The cloth soon unfolds Sparky's functioning eyes. It seems that Sparky still remembers who Victor is fortunately. Why wouldn't it be? :)

As Victor would ensure Sparky will not go through anymore harm and eventually, death...Victor keeps Sparky hidden in his attic. And Sparky didn't need food but just electricity.

And his mom discovered that Sparky is alive after a few weeks of his revival. And then...our bastard character over here.

Who's named Edgar. A hunched back boy who is crazed in the head. And he however discovers Sparky's existence. Which is real of course.

Sparky escaped as Edgar would be wise enough to not chase after seeing an alive dog that was announced dead. 

So with that, Edgar went to Victor's house to talk to him. And he only gave Victor a few clues to what he saw as to not ruin the surprise just yet.

Then later, at some point in the morning of a day, Edgar had breakfast with Victor with his parents still around in this house. As they talk, Victor soon finds out that Edgar knew the truth but only couldn't know how it's done.

Victor gave Edgar the secret of Sparky's resurrection. Then Edgar bought a piranha if I'm not wrong. And tested out using the same method. As a result, Edgar find it rather peculiar that his fish went missing.

But when he reaches a finger within the jar that he kept the piranha in, there was a bite. Edgar soon figured it out that that piranha is invisible. 

Only when light is shined onto the glass, it can be shown that the fish is actually there. Just that we see it's skeletal structure. 

Edgar is indeed a bastard. Edgar later went to find Nassor and Toshiaki to let them see what he saw in that jar.

So later at that night, Victor's closest classmates all soon uncovered the truth as they all have pets. Some are dead, some are still alive but just useless. Like that cat that's with the girl. We'll call her "The weird girl"

So Nassor, Toshiaki and Bob resurrects their pets too. Well for Elsa her cat got electrified too.

And you know Victor's mentor, Mr. Rzykruski told him that if you revive a dead being for good, then they'll be grateful as they were before they die. Just like Sparky. 

If you did it not for the right intentions, then they'll all turn into freakin' monsters. Like Toshiaki's turtle turns into a turtle-ZILLA and stumps everything in it's path. And Bob's sea monkeys or whatever starts go around being rascals.

And Nassor's hamster or guinea pig or whatever rat it is. Is just a slow moving rodent in terms of it's size. But soon later dies when Mr. Big Turtle of Toshiaki's stumped and killed Nassor's rodent. 

I guess it's supposed to be a mummy rodent or something. It should be and it is mostly likely to be. 

And the weird girl's cat turns into a mutated fierceness black-furred cat. With sharp teeth. Oh yeah, now I get this correct. Edgar bought the fish first which is currently dead. 

But asks Victor to revive it. Revived and the fish was actually just a normal fish before Edgar asks Victor to revive it. But it became a piranha after revival. 

And so that fish, I dunno what happened to it. Probably died or something. Or left alone in Edgar's room. I dunno =P Most likely in Edgar's room as I can imagine.

So all the mutated monsters started attacking the town and Victor and his classmates have to figure out just how they can stop this madness.

Apparently the sea monkeys are allergic to something which causes them to explode as a result of death. And the turtle-zilla shrunk and died. I dunno how that happened. 

Probably excessive current provided by the lightning. So then we come back to the weird girl where she was carried by her own bat-cat. And later a mob went after Victor and his dog. The mob blamed Sparky that it was that dog's fault that costed Elsa's disappearance.

They soon chased after Sparky while it runs to the windmill where Elsa and Mr. Whiskers (the bat-cat) are. Yeah I just found that out. Lol XD

Anyways, Sparky went in. But Victor stopped them and the Mayor who's also in the mob. Argued with Victor and his parents apparently.

The Mayor was unaware that his torch was so close to the windmill's walls. The lighthouse soons lights up on fire. And Sparky is in trouble. Elsa was however, safe.

And Mr. Whiskers battles Sparky off inside the demolishing windmill. Sparky was dragged back in after he tried to got out by Mr. Whiskers. Bad kitty, bad!

A shard of wood soon pierced through Mr.Whiskers and dies. Sparky was later dragged out from the pile of windmill wood. And there's still hope.

So? So the mob soon show sympathy and helps Victor to revive his dog once again. Using all their car batteries to reanimate Sparky. 

Sparky later wakes up. And Victor was once again...happy :) To see Sparky is alive again. And then later Elsa's dog soon shows pet love with Sparky. Well Sparky already knew Elsa's dog as Elsa and Victor are neighbors. 

Sparky and Elsa's dog are neighbors. Oh yeah wait, the name is Persephone. That's a pretty cool name, I have to admit. And I now just got reminded that Elsa is the daughter of the Mayor. Lol XD

So Persephone and Sparky fell in love at the end and that was it. The people who were a mob clapped due to knowing that Sparky is alive.

And that was it. Now Victor lives with a dog who lives on electricity. And that was it. The End. 

It was a really lovely movie. I had to say. My favourite :) I had to say, Tim Burton does good in these animations. Love it.

Even though I didn't knew much about him except for the fact that he does these kind of animations. So I feel grateful for him. Acceptance.

Alright so I guess that marks the end of my review here. I love this story. And you all should love it too. And all the while, goodbye for now.

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