I return to the Halloween movie review with another Tim Burton and Johnny Depp movie and this time it’s a musical animation and this time, it has Helena Bonham Carter in it. For me these three are the best in dark fantasies!!
It’s the story of the rehearsal-wedding day for Victor (Johnny), a son of a fish merchant who just became rich and Victoria (Emily Watson), the daughter of an aristocratic family who are totally broke. Victor is so shy and nervous he keeps messing his vows, so after being yelled at he goes into the woods to practice and when he was saying the vows right, he was standing on a grave of a corpse bride, so after Victor finishes his vows, the Corpse Bride Emily (Helena) wakes up and tells Victor, Oh you’re my husband and takes him with her to the land of the dead hahahaha.
The story, as grim as it is, is actually funny and highly entertaining! That’s why I love Tim Burton’s movies; he always bright the bright side of darkness hehehee. It’s fun and makes you smile!
The animation is a musical, so there’s a lot of fun songs and sad ones. And lots and lots of piano playing! This is what I love about Tim’s movies. He really wakens up all your senses with the visual and audio! You can’t but feeeeel throughout the movie!
You feel sorry to the characters and want everyone to be happy in the end. It’s so charming you even would love Emily! Her story is so sad and tragic, you can’t but want her as well to be happy! But then you want Victor and Victoria to be happy together! It’s the best dark creepy yet enchanting love triangle!
I really admired Depp’s performance, even though it was just his voice, but the way he changed it and made it softer to convey Victor’s true character is brilliant!
Like Edward Scissorhands with the housewives, this movie also has, emm I don’t want to say a stereotype, but more like a social concept. The parents, how the Lord family went bust and the fish merchant is super wealthy. It shows the shift in Europe when land owners started to lose their lands and domination as the world changed.
Other thing that I noticed, which is odd yet clever; the fact that the land of the living was gray but when you went downstairs to the dead, they were all colorful! For me I think, it’s the idea how society are so dull and strict and you actually feel more alive when life is more quirky and crazy. And I do agree!
I like looking for things that are different and unique and this movie is one of them! As clichéd a love triangle can be, as novice it looks because of the new twist.
This is one perfect animation for Halloween and I highly recommend it! For more info, click here, and for the trailer, click here!
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Till the next one, Bwahahahhaa!