Frankenweenie – Scary for 1 Kid, Entertaining for Another

Frankenweenie is out now for the Halloween season. It’s a black-and-white stop motion-animated film, directed by Tim Burton. In the movie, Victor’s best friend (and dog) is brought back to life with science.

 

 

I took my 2 big kids (ages 5 and 3) on Saturday to the matinee. I had some concerns about how scary the film would be, but my kids were excited to see it, so we decided to give it a try.

For the 12:30pm show the theater only had a few other families, making it perfect for us. Brooke and Joe sat quietly during the show and were entertained by the movie. I don’t think the “got” that bringing a dog back from the dead is a little scary.

It was the last half hour when some animals were going wild in the film that Joe decided to close his eyes. He is my 5 year old and is my most sensitive kid.

Joe was not shaken, but kept his eyes shut until the end. Brooke, the 3 year old, was perfectly pleased to watch the action.

There is nothing gory or graphic in the film, so I think it is fine for kids. For super sensitive ones, you might want to save your money and stay home. For fearless kids like Brooke, go ahead and make it a Halloween outing!

For showtimes, go HERE.


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