Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Reviews
Corpse Bride is directed by Tim Burton one of my personal all time favourite directors. Corpse Bride stars Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort and Helena Bonham Carter as the Corpse Bride.
The voice acting was steady and I found that the voice actors fit the characters they were portraying. The voice cast also has such actors as Christopher Lee as the Pastor and Emily Watson as Victoria Everglot. There was a couple times the voice acting didnt work but for most of the film the voice actors gave a good performance.
The characters were fun and interesting to watch each with there own personality. I especially liked Victor and how he is always jumpy and scared of what comes next.
The cinematography I found worked with the film and helped with the style of the film.
The animation in the film is stop motion which I personally love. The animation is smooth and has a unique style to it. The animation also fits the characters very well.
There is two settings for the film one a bleak colourless world and the other a colourful and vibrant world for the undead. I personally proffer the bleak world because of the atmosphere it gives off.
The style in my opinion is exemplary and has some of my favourite character designs from any animated film I have seen up to this point. I also very much like the colour design from the black grey and blue to the bright green and psychedelic pink.
Good and steady dialogue that fits the characters very nicely. Even though my favourite scenes are the ones with very little to none dialogue I still very much like the scenes that are dialogue heavy.
Steady editing with some very interesting edits.
The film involves two types of music from the background sound track to the musical soundtrack. I personally proffer the background soundtrack composed by Danny Elfman. The songs in the film arent bad but there not always on point.
Weird and Unique story about a man (Victor) marring a corpse Bride by accident. The story is steady and always keeps me interested in the characters and whats about to happen next.
The film also has some comedy that personally makes me laugh now and again.
The film also at points has a very strong atmosphere especially a scene where it involves Victor talking to Victoria when the Corpse Bride shows up at the window.
The film is also very enjoyable and entertaining to watch.
There are a couple things I personally dont like but they dont take away from the film to much.
Over all I give it a 7/10
That said, I would not recommend this to very young children, as some scenes may prove frightening; nonetheless 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride' gives a positive outlook on the afterlife, presenting it as a much more upbeat and optimistic version of 'the land of the living'. As well as this, some of the key moments of the plot are sung, and others are easily missed, so this film requires a little concentration in order to understand the story.
Nonetheless, those over the age of nine should find this an enjoyable story, but this is far from just a children's movie; 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride' should entertain both children and adults.
The story is somewhat touching, and highly original; this is not only a visual treat but a heartfelt and whimsical piece of art. This is like nothing you've never seen before! Story aside, the visual execution of the stop-motion animation makes it a classic alone. Hours of dedication can be felt in every scene, and the rarity of such films makes it even more special.
Everything you would expect from a Tim Burton film, and more!
What awfully dreadful situation Victor and Victoria are. To be forced to marry is fucked up. It wouldn't be so bad if there parents weren't schmucks, because they seem to be attracted to one another. I mean I would be. Victoria is really cute and lady like.
I think it's ironic how the afterlife is more colorful than real life. Who knew the dead were more civilized and had more reasoning than the living. I hope they really fucked up that one Barkis guy in that closet. I really like how it ended.
It's kind of sad once you start to think that the corpse bride never really had a fair life. How she never was really married and in love. I'm glad she found peace at the end and moved on to the next life. Beautiful how she turned into butterflies.