Corpse Bride Review
Written by: TERRORWATCH
I ain't one for wanting to fuck cartoon characters or the type to jerk off to Anime porn, but fuck me these corpse whores are sweet. I'm talking about Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005), the movie really does give the choice of a fresh faced Emily or a rotten dirty corpse, for me it would be the corpse every time. Last night i went into the cinema thinking that I'm going to come out having less respect for the great Tim Burton but i came out feeling cheery with Halloween spirit. The animated family horror tells the tale of 2 young soon to be wed figures on a arranged marriage deal. Soon at the Alta rehearsal Victor voiced by Johny Depp cant remember his vows and takes refuge in a wood were he practises through the night only to return back to the village married to a CORPSE! Sounds strange, well it isn't that strange for a Tim Burton movie, but still a very good one to add to his many films.
Corpse Bride is a animated movie all created by computer and small electronic moldings and what not to enhance the movie. There was no on screen actual human being actors all we get fleshy in the movie is voice over work done by some actors. Voice overs include, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman and Paul Whitehouse. Its fair to say that Tim Burton must have a soft spot for Johnny Depp because all his movies he makes Johnny is in them, and why not the guys a great handsome actor that fits well in weird distorted surroundings. All the voice work in the movie is clear and very cartoon like and makes the movie great, the voices flow with the characters but there was one problem. The voices had emotion and a trail to make the visual run through so the movies emotion comes right on screen. However the audio was there the faces on the computer puppets didn't really show anything and just looked very lifeless throughout the movie which was a great shame.
Animation on this movie really did impress me tones and its one of the best movies that kept me interested throughout. What I'm saying is that even if the storyline was pointless, which its not and the songs in it were boring, which they were not you could easily watch this movie just for the simple effects. The whole movie looked excellent and dark and really did make watching the movie on Halloween really special and brought the dark scary outside world back into our air conditioned cinema. I could of watched this movie as a art piece really because i was amazed on how good the movie looked through different techniques of special effects, computers and material on camera. Obviously the movie was cartoon but i just like how Tim didn't want a tree to look just like a cartoon tree he turned it into his own Tim Burton scary tree and everything just flowed. Also the thing that i thought that was important not to be a issue was this movie trying to be the smash hit A Nightmare before Christmas, no Corpse Bride was its own great movie.
We really do get allot of audio in the movie and songs come up throughout the un dead and dieing in this movie. All fun children stuff but i found myself singing along to myself allot of the time. Creepy sounds entered the whole cinema as the movie progressed and they all really ran well with the darkened screen and the spiders in the corner of the screen. The movie for me had a massive impact on me just for the visual alone, anything else was a bonus. So when i noticed that the idea of this story was really cool, fun and original then i was riding a wave of family pleasure. The movie went on and as it did more and more good things came out and put a smile on your face, it was just nice to watch a family movie that didn't bore me or want me to slit my wrists. And one of the best features this movie can offer that it is actually funny and a great animated horror comedy, also again i had to wipe the tears from my eyes when poor Victor kept making a ass of himself.
The night i watched the movie, i let my girlfriend decide over Corpse Bride or SAW II. OK if it was left up to me i probably would of watched SAW II but id of missed out on a movie that i wouldn't of bothered watching because i thought this movie was made for children. It made me realise that animation isn't always for the young ones, its for the oldies too. The movie is a fun and a great thing to see if your looking for a pleasured night out. A little short and sadly nothing in it to make you think wow this movie is out there to give you happy 76 minuets, nothing else.