The Addams Family Review: A Cute 3D Animated Remake With Meaningful Message
The Addams Family created by Charles Addam. It was originally a comic strip published in The New Yorker starting in 1938, offering a satirical take on the prototypical nuclear family with a clan of horror-minded folks.
Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween. The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.
The Fiml starts with an introduction to Gomez (Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (Charlize Theron) as they try to get married only to be chased away by pitchfork-wielding locals. The Addams Family works as a perfect jumping on point for new viewers. This passionate and healthy. If completely strange, relationship has always been at the heart of the Addams Family and it works wonderfully here.
Frighteningly funny and fresh, this hilarious animated treat will introduce a whole new generation to the loving and strange family whilst also pleasing those who grew up with the iconic ’90s movies. With a sweet story, tight runtime, and impressive animation. This is the perfect Halloween treat for film fans young and old!
Overal, The Addams Family is a cute 3d animated reboot of the classic macabre family, with an important message at its heart about accepting others. But The Addams Family’s starry voice cast and eye-catching animation aren’t enough to outweigh its saccharine handling of the delightfully dark source material.
Rating: PG (for macabre and suggestive humor, and some action)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Directed By: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Written By: Matt Lieberman, Pamela Pettler
In Theaters: Oct 11, 2019 Wide
Studio: United Artists Releasing
What are the Critics saying about ‘The Addams Family Review‘?
Richard Roeper (Chicago Sun-Times)
As quickly as Thing can snap its fingers, we’ll soon forget our visit with this version of The Addams Family.
Peter Howell (Toronto Star)
All this talent, but an empty crypt of a committee-written script, which goes in mainly for cornball one-liners and sight gags working the eternal Halloween conceit of the Addams saga.
Yolanda Machado (TheWrap)
It doesn’t attempt to talk down to children, one of my biggest pet peeves about some family films.
Johnny Oleksinski (New York Post)
Nothing more than toddler fodder. It’s so sweet, the Addams clan would burn it in a bonfire.
Brian Orndorf (Blu-ray.com)
Vernon and Tiernan try to make the effort as amusing and spirited as possible, respecting the dark elements of the original concept while delivering modern cartoon elasticity.
Teddy Durgin (Screen It!)
Steps right in its first few minutes, deepens in its second act, gets you excited for a great and fun movie. Then just devolves into a mess in its final third.