Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.
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Tim Burton is undoubtedly a poet of the Macabre like some European romantic writers of the XIXth century. According to his artistic point of view, death and its representations deserve a better place in movies. CORPSE BRIDE is a film for teenagers and adults deserving to stay as one of the most sinister anomation movies ever released. Masterpiece.
Secondo me il miglior lavoro del secondo ciclo burtoniano. Un'estetica bellissima, vero gotico e vero horror, con immagini fantastiche ed evocative che si inseriscono sempre magnificamente nella pur semplice trama. Grandioso il concetto che percorre tutta la storia, in cui Burton contrappone un freddo ed ignobile mondo"vivo" ad un allegro e profondo mondo"morto".Anche gli stacchi musicali sono molto gradevoli.4*
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.