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Frankenweenie Movie Review Summary

Actors: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder

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Young genius Victor (with the voice of Charlie Tahan) is into studying science and not much of anything else. He is happy doing experiments in his attic laboratory with only the companionship of Sparky his dog. His parents are worried that he needs to interact with other children so they insist he play baseball. Sparky goes with him. Victor hits a home run at his first game. Sparky goes after the ball and in the process gets run over by a car.

Victor is beside himself with sadness, and after he sees a teacher in his biology class make a dead frog move using electricity, he gets Sparky from the grave, takes him to the attic laboratory and brings Sparky back to life using a lightning bolt. Sparky escapes the house to chase after a cat. One of the neighborhood boys, Edgar (with the voice of Atticus Shaffer), sees Sparky. He makes Victor teach him how to bring dead things back to life. They re-animate a fish which turns invisible because of a mistake in the process.

Edgar brags about what he can do at school. Victor's classmates break into Victor's house to steal the reanimation formula which they then use to make all kinds of animal monster creatures which get loose, then attack the people at the local fair. A monster cat runs off with the Mayor's niece, Elsa (with the voice of Winona Ryder) carrying her to a windmill. Sparky follows. Everyone thinks Sparky is the one that took Elsa. They form an angry mob with torches to go after him. At the windmill, the Mayor accidently sets it ablaze with his torch. Sparky saves the day and Elsa, but dies in the attempt. The people are so happy with Sparky's heroics that they decide to bring him back to life once again.
Best part of story, including ending: This animation is a hilarious parody of the Frankenstein monster movies. It is not scary just lots of laughs.

Best scene in story: I like the romantic scene between Sparky and Persephone, the pet of Elsa, because the poddle has a wild hair cut, looking just like Frankenstein's bride.

Opinion about the main character: Sparky is a very lovable little monster.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar





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Script Analysis of Frankenweenie

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Comedy or Parody about    -   horror movies How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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