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Mugino's rating of the film Corpse Bride

The story is charming and the artistry behind the animation and the look is wonderful but... there's something missing. Novelty, perhaps? I don't know how it's possible for someone so creative and imaginative to also be repetitive and uninspiring, but Burton's themes and gothic styles are starting to tread the same ground over and over again. This is far better than "Coraline" but it's still disappointing.