I don't go to the movie theater a lot. Last movie I saw in the theater was The Hobbit in late December but before that it was February 2012 and before that was April 2011 and before that it was 2003, I think (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King). I do most of my movie watching at home using Netflix (don't get me started on dealing with Netflix). So I just last night got to see Tim Burton's animated film Frankenweenie. And I highly recommend it. It was nearly perfect with wonderful style and great direction. Even when I thought they were going to do a cheap rip-off of Jurassic Park, they didn't. It was clever, original, and well made. And laugh-out-loud funny. Only two things die (well, that aren't already dead). The ending maybe be a bit scary and intense for younger kids (like under 12).
Another movie that was (surprisingly) laugh-out-loud funny was Ted. Definitely not for children but very funny. Most "comedies" the jokes are either lame or I can see them coming a mile away. Not so with Ted.
But I digress. If you want a fun time that your teenagers can watch and enjoy with you, then Frankenweenie is a good choice. And if you like stylized movies where every frame seems to be a piece of artwork, then Frankenweenie is also a good choice.
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