Corpse Bride – Filtered
In this animated comedic romance created by Tim Burton, the oddly caricatured people have memorable personalities and familiar voices. Victor (voice of Johnny Depp) and Victoria (Emily Watson) are betrothed to be married. As Victor nervously practices his vows in the woods, he places the ring on what appears to be a branch. But the branch turns into a hand, and the Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter) is unearthed, grabs Victor’s arm and informs him that they are now married. This proves to be problematic since she is dead and he is alive and since he is marrying Victoria the next morning. Victor is taken to the underworld where he meets a variety of interesting skeleton characters and is reunited with his childhood pet, Scraps.
“Corpse Bride” was a captivating film about the power of true love and how love affects people. The film was a little dark as far as colors but it kept my attention and kept me wondering what was going to happen. It has a wonderful mix of music throughout the film which is a refreshing touch. Children twelve and above and adults will all enjoy this one. We recommend it for twelve and above due to the subject matter.