A Film Review of The Corpse Bride

Tim Burton’s: A Corpse Bride stars Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter, and Emily Watson. The film’s was setting is back in a Victorian village during the late 1800s. It is an animation (stop motion), fantasy, and musical.

This story follows a character named Victor (Johnny Depp), taken away to the land of the dead and married to a mysterious corpse bride (Helena Bohn Carter), while his real bride Victoria (Emily Watson) waits left in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world – or the next – that can keep him away from his one true love. It’s a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Burton style.

This film did so much right. The acting as shown from Johnny Depp was spot on. He played the timid and quiet character well. Tim Burton showed off his amazing skills with stop- motion in this film. This is seen in how fluent the movements of the characters are.

The set design was Amazing in this movement. The way the separated the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead, by the way they colored the sets was a good use of them. They colored the Land of the Living was black and white and had basic look, while the Land of the Dead was more lively and had more colors.

This film is great for the family to go and see. It has humor for the children and a great story for the adults. This film showcases Tim Burton’s skills in stop motion and is a must see for any fan of Burton and stop motion films in a whole.

Film Review by Bryant Davis

A trailer of the movie can be viewed below

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