The Addams Family
Directed by: Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan
Their creepy and their kooky
their all together spooky
animating Oscar Isaac
is actually a cruelty
Well, if you’re going to animate him at least make it look like him.
That was probably my biggest hang-up (that and the song crawling around my brain for days now) I kept watching it thinking why is it animated? Okay other than some things like Pugsley nearly killing Gomez with a rocket I thought the originals where actually more stylish and managed a better atmosphere. I’m not sure what animation brought to it.
It’s basically what you’d otherwise expect of an Addams Family- a family film with a message of accepting differences not just of other people but of each other as the Addams plan for a family reunion at the same time a real estate mogul is trying to sell the new development she sank everything into.
It’s mostly jokey oh aren’t we weird and different. Wednesday goes to school and makes a new friend and learns she can wear pink which leads to some problems with her mother and makes Morticia question their relationship. That was the best stuff for me. But it’s all also very quick and surface level stuff that could have been more powerful.
It’s a very good family film though- I think kids would enjoy it. But then again people had young kids in my screenings of Joker last week and It Chapter 2 previously so maybe I don’t know kids that well 🙂
There were some cute jokes and gags with very nice voice work. (Finn Wolfhard and Charlize Theron could also easily be live-action Addams.) But there were also some that fell flat and felt way too try to hard- especially with Uncle Fester.
So in the end while I’d recommend the song sums it up best the Addams Family is…
Wait for tv
Recommend: Yes– but you can wait to rent it or hey even wait to view it for free.