Corpse Bride

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Awesome story told and animated in most beautiful way.Tim Burton will never let me down, atleast not all the way. Corpse Bride is a family friendly animation movie, still quite dark and meaningful when it comes to concept.

Lets get down to the plot of the film now, shall we?

It a tale of a young man named Victor who is betrothed to a young woman named Victoria but accidentally marries a corpse and ends up below the earth with all the dead people. This is beautifully made and visually interesting but rather light on laughs and unfortunately includes songs.

Victor Van Dort is a nervous young man, the son of a nouveau riche family. His parents are determined that he should marry class and so they arrange for him to marry Victoria, the daughter of the aristocratic Lord Everglot. Victoria´s parents are keen for the marriage to go ahead as, despite their titled status, they are cash poor. During the rehearsal for their wedding Victor nervously bungles proceedings and ends up running off into the woods.

In the woods, He practices his vows for Victoria by placing the ring on what appears to be a protruding branch, but is actually the Corpse Bride’s bony hand, thereby inadvertently ends up marrying her. She takes the hapless Victor to the land of the dead and he battles to escape. Meanwhile above ground the wedding plans are threatened by Victor´s disappearance and the arrival of the dodgy Barkis Bittern who wishes to take Victor´s place.

Victor must choose between his living and dead brides, essentially. To be perfectly honest, throughout most of the film, I was undecided on who I thought he’d choose and be able to work it out with.

Tim Burton employs his trademark style here creating a cutesy gothic world of caricatures. As with The Nightmare Before Christmas he employs stop-motion animation and the effect is beautiful although it lacks in a few places. His direction is very good but the plot is weak and the project doesn´t feel as though it was fully fleshed out before going into production, consequently it feels slow and lengthy.

Corpse Bride features an all-star cast including Burton´s wife Helena Bonham Carter in the title role and his favourite male lead, Johnny Depp, as Victor. Naturally all of them are very good it´s just a shame that the script is not as strong though.

Overall, throughout my viewing of the film, I enjoyed it. May be you also should give it a try.

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