TIM BURTON – FRANKENWEENIE – 2012
This is an absolute pastiche
copied up from no matter how many films and books, you won’t be able to trace
them all from Stephen King to Mary Shelly, to you know whom better than I.
But it is a festive big laughing
competition against all basic beliefs of parents about the education of their
darling children, especially when they, the parents, are at work and the children
at home and the latter understood myriads
of years ago how to by-pass the “security” on the TV and computer. They are able
hours on top of hours to view all the nasty shows they can find and imagine.
For them parents science like
technology are dirty words and unbearable subjects that have to be kept away
from the children’s ears and from the dinner table, when there is a family dinner,
once every blue moon. For them parents a science fair, festival, competition,
fest or carnival only has one aim and goal: to learn how to be badder than bad
and produce both Viagra and ecstasy. You children know the type of pills your
parents or you parents are buying on the Internet. Is it from Amazon or from
Alibaba? Maybe only from the corner store, well the chap that is standing ,in
front of the corner store. How old is he by the way?
This farce is absolutely
successful and in black and white, or something close, which is better than you
could have imagine. Don’t you play with electricity, Benjamin Franklin would
say. You may burn your fingers and roast your tonsils. When I say your tonsils
you know what I mean.
Of course the film has no depth
whatsoever and does not pretend to have any. The only point is that it is funny
ah ah and nothing else. Enjoy it and play with death as if it were your
nightmare friend in the science class of your dear high school. And do not forget
the science teacher is necessarily a bomb maker, a heroin refiner, a mental
pervert, a serial killer and eventually a religious fundamentalist.
Have a good day with Walt Disney
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU