Hey Film Fans!
It’s no big secret that Flick Chick is a massive fan of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie! And why not? Led by an excellent voice cast of little Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’ Hara and Martin Landau, Frankenweenie is Burton at his best, telling a charmingly dark and twisted story with just that right mix of macabre, oddball-ness and heart.
The movie rightfully pays homage to Frankenstein throughout, of course, but the plethora of nudge-wink references to many other classic monster films takes the film that one step further. The director even gives a nod to his own films by including Burton alum – the perfectly cast multi-voice-stylings of one Catherine O’Hara ( Mrs Frankenstein, Weird Girl and Gym Teacher) and Martin Short ( Mr Frankenstein, Mr Burgemeister and Nassor) who play three characters each! Yes THREE!!!! It is a combination that will undoubtedly make many a die-hard Burton fan ( including this journo) very happy. WOOT!
Your Flick Chick