Probably the single neatest expression of Tim Burton’s cute-gothic outsider sensibility, this highly likeable 1993 stop-motion fable also proves a perfect match for Disney’s impressive new 3D technology. The spindly, ragged tactility that always made ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ such a visual treat now leaps from the screen, its undead stars coming alive thanks to a process that saw the meticulously crafted original translated frame by frame into a digital model, then processed for viewing through polarised specs. The story sees Jack Skellington, ennui-stricken King of Halloweentown, alighting on a muddle-headedly revitalising scheme: he and his variously rotting, slavering and blood-sucking subjects will co-opt Christmas and deliver a holiday according to their own gruesome lights. Daintily combining cartoon horror-show visuals with quasi-Romantic yearnings and a cracking score and songs by Danny Elfman, ‘Nightmare…’ now makes for a thoroughly pleasurable 3D experience – partly for the wonderfully rendered details of the grotesque puppets and sets, partly because the script’s non-stop momentum suits the roller-coaster photography – and the punchy running time brings things to a close before eye-strain sets in.
|Release date:||Friday October 19 2007|
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson, Michael McDowell|
WICKED!!! LUVV THE FILM WATCH IT ALL THE TIME NEVER GET BORED!!! i luvv sooo much that i got the GLASS, MUG, PJS, SLIPPERS, UNDERWEAR!! LOL
the movie is one of the best that i have seen-ivs seen a lot of tim burton films like charlie & the chocolate factory,corpse bride & this.I think they should make a second one
I saw the original when i was 5 and i loved it! now i just took my 15 year-old nephew and his mates to see it in 3D. They thought it would be lame but actually they came out saying. "That was f***ing sweet!" "Man, that was AWESOME!" and everyone else agreed. If a couple of teenagers enjoyed it, you know it must be pretty good! The 3D was amazing! and it doesn't mess with the colours like Spy Kids where the reds are purple and the blues are black. and you don't see any of those annoying silhouettes.
this is the best film on earth, i love everything about it, the music is amazing . tim burton and danny elfman are my heros
I love it! Its probably my fave. film of all time. The music is great and the plot is brilliant! Not too long either :D
I have just come back from the cinema typing this review. Well, here goes! THIS FILM IS THE BEST THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The perfect family film! Kids, Teens and even Adults will fall in love with this film! Even without the 3D effects it is AMAZING but with 3D ITS BLOODY FANTASTIC!! highly recommended!!!