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Introduction to The Addams Family Movie Review by Ms. H
You may be familiar with the Addams family either from television or from previous movies. This particular movie is an animated cartoon and the characters are illustrated as stick figures caricatures for the most part. I was on the fence about seeing this movie, but decided to since Halloween is right around the corner. Did I make the right decision? Check out my movie review of The Addams Family film to find out.
Plot of The Addams Family Movie
The plot of The Addams Family movie has been told many times before. It has the usual storyline of neighbors becoming upset and hostile when a family they perceive to be strange is part of the neighborhood. The interesting thing here is that the Addams family has been living there for years, so it was sort of odd that they were singled out. To be fair, the movie does introduce a timeline at the beginning of the movie. However, the fact is they were not really new neighbors per se.
Cliches in The Addams Family Movie
If you are looking for an interesting, unique storyline in The Addams Family film-- this is not your movie. In addition to the same, “strange family in the neighborhood” scenario, the writers/director also used the overworked movie situation of “mean girls” where a bully is involved. Also, the girl who was once afraid of the character Wednesday ended up becoming her friend. Nothing new here.
Voice Actors in The Addams Family Movie
For the most part, the voice acting was adequate for the movie. I did not recognize any actors' voices, however, the Wednesday character’s voice actor sounded like the little girl from the Toy Story movie. Other than that, there were no noteworthy voice actors in The Addams Family movie.
Visual Effects in The Addams Family Movie
Since The Addams Family movie is an animated film, one would think the sky would be the limit when it came to imagination and creativity used in the movie. This was not the case. There was an interesting scene where Morticia used her dress as sort of a bridge; however, creativity was not used to the fullest extent.
Little Known fact about The Addams Family Movie: During the movie, Morticia did not do one of her usual chores she did during other movies and tv shows -- trim the flowers.
Rating and Length of The Addams Family Movie
The good news is that this movie is rated PG so just about anyone can see it. There was nothing inappropriate to listen to or watch in this movie and it kept within the bounds of its rating. An additional bonus is just when you are getting comfortable watching the movie -- it is over. In other words, this movie is relatively short, so if you do decide to see The Addams Family movie -- it will not take up much of your time.
Assessment of The Addams Family Movie
Due to the many un-esthetic characters and mundane parts in The Addams Family movie, I am unable to give this movie a high rating. My biggest complaints about this film are the type illustrations used for this movie and the predictable, hackneyed storyline.
Regarding the scare factor -- You would think that since the movie was released close to Halloween, they could have made the movie scarier. Scary is not the adjective I would use to describe this film. The Addams Family was just that.. a family movie -- nothing more. Hopefully, if this movie is released again as a cartoon, more thought will go into the visual depiction of the animated characters as well as the storyline,
Rating of The Addams Family Movie
Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate The Addams Family movie 2 ¾ stars.