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Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Movie Review - The Corpse Bride

This Friday kicks off our extra special "Reader's Request" summer movie reviews! For our first week, we are doing "The Corpse Bride," as suggested by Jack and Persephone!


The Corpse Bride (2005)
Directed By: Tim Burton
Written By: Tim Burton

In Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride," a young man named Victor Van Dort is engaged to Victoria Everglot, in order to enrich the Everglots and raise the Van Dorts prestige in society. Victor is reluctant to enter an arranged marriage, but when he meets Victoria and finds that she is as quiet and shy as he is, he begins to persuade himself that it might work. However, during the wedding rehearsal, Victor is clumsy and causes an embarrassing spectacle. Rather than face everyone afterwards, he runs off into the snow-covered woods outside town.


On his own in the forest, Victor begins to practice his marriage vows, even slipping the wedding band on what he believes to be a twig. He soon realizes his mistake when a lovely, if very much dead, young lady rises from the ground and claims to be his bride! Emily, the revived corpse, kidnaps Victor and takes him back with her to the land of the dead. There Emily keeps insisting that Victor is her husband, while Victor keeps desperately trying to find a way back to the land of the living, and his fiancée Victoria.


The land of the dead is a much livelier place than a kitty would expect. The highlight of Victor's visit is when Emily reunites him with his doggie that crossed the Bridge, Scraps. It is wonderful to see the two friends reunited! It warms a furry's heart. However, even with Scraps by his side, Victor continues to try to get back to the land of the living, and eventually tricks Emily into helping him return. After Emily realizes his deception, she is both heart-broken and vengeful. Will Victor decide that he truly belongs with Emily in the land of the dead, or will he try to overcome his insecurities and marry Victoria and remain in the land of the living?
I give Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" two paws up, and a tail poof for being musical, animated, spooky fun!

17 meows:

PB & J said...

Mommy has always wanted to see that movie - now we're going to have to rent it!

michico*Adan said...

This movie is really great, although Michico only see a part and a part, but she loves it.
She should see the whole movie from the begining to the end while she got more time!

TT said...

Tim Burton movies are the big male beans favorite! Him's and Mommy Bean wented to see that at a theater. She was even furry impressed with its!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Mom's actually not crazy about Tim Burton films.

Team Tabby said...

Our mom has only ever seen one of Tim Burton's films - Nightmare Before Christmas - she liked it.

We are very impressed with the size of squirrels in your neighbourhood, ours are half that size and maybe not even that big. Have a good weekend.

Mindy & Moe

Irishcoda said...

I haven't seen this movie yet but I know the young adults in the house love it!

Daisy said...

We have always wanted to see that movie, too!

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Mommy has been intrigued by this movie though we have never seen it. We have really liked some of Tim Burton's unusual approach to movie making. We just saw the Nightmare Before Christmas not to long ago and liked it. We will give this one a go now.! ~Queen Snickers

Renna the Princess Puppy said...

Dana,

Mommy said I could come play! All the bettor if I'm worn out before our drive to the lake tonight when they get home from dayhunting!

slobber licks

The Furry Kids said...

Excellent review, Tybalt. We love this movie. Momma thinks Johnny Depp is cute even as an animated guy. hee hee

Samantha & Tigger said...

Sounds like a pretty cool movie Tybalt! Wanna come and play with me tomorrow? We have lots of ducks!
Smoochy kisses,
Sammie-Pie

Karen Jo said...

I have wanted to see this movie since it came out, but I have never gotten the chance. I'll make more of an effort now. I love Tim Burton's films. {{{hugs}}}

Parker said...

We love that movie Tybalt!
Great review!

Chairman Mao said...

Sounds like a furry fun movie!

((((((((hugs))))))))))

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

That looks like a fun movie! Mom likes Tim Burton films. *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

snowforest said...

That's a very nice review Tybalt ~ too bad Leo hadn't read your reviews before he went video shopping...
...sending you many purrs from us all...

JB's Big World said...

My mom never saw this movie either! My daddy has though.
Good review, bro!
--JB