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Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005)


Starring the voice of
Johnny Deep
Helena Bonham Carter

Directed by Tim Burton

Tim Burton has always found a way to make stop motion animation appealing with stories that stretch the imagination and characters that leave the mind in total awe of the mastermind of Burton, Corpse Bride is one film I wished I had seen long before now.

The animation set is in the Victorian era and add the tales of what goes on in the woods at night. Burton carved out a masterpiece that plays like a combination of your favorite songs, you keep wanting to stop, get up and do something else, but the next track is so appealing you just sit down and sing along.

Each scene in the movie is like a spell is being cast on you the viewer and you will not be satisfied until you see the end.
Now I was able to guess the outcome of the movie somewhere before the end, by the way things were unfolding, notwithstanding I was still curious to see how the movie will end, enjoying the musicals as I wait.

The movie plot is about two families trying to get the best out of each other by arranging the marriage of their children, Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp) and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson).

The Van Dort are rich fish merchants and the Everglot are penniless aristocrats, The Van Dort hope that the marriage to the Everglot will raise their social status while the Everglot need the Van Dort to restore them back to the rich life they are used to.

Everything was frowned on by their children who had wished to marry for love, but upon seeing each other for the first time both Victor and Victoria fell for one another.
During the wedding rehearsal Victor was finding it difficult to recite the wedding vows and took a break in the woods to practice. What he assumed to be a twig were bones of a once corpse bride and Victor proposed to the assumed twig and slid a ring on its supposed finger.

That rose the corpse bride from the underworld and she accepted Victor’s proposal and dragged him to the underworld.

There Victor struggled telling everyone it was a mistake and before he knew it, he was engaged to a corpse.

The movie is not one for children due to the dark comedy and the whole idea of the death coming to life, but it will suffice for an adult who just wants to relax watching an animation.

This stop-motion animation lost the 78th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit another stop-motion animation.


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