Monday, May 11, 2009

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

4.5 / 5
Tagline: Tim Burton's Classic Returns In 3-D So Real, It's Scary.
Directed by: Henry Selick
Written by: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell
Actors include: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
Genre: Comedy, Animation, Musical
Length: 76 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

What a surreal beautiful and magical film, visually stunning and interesting to the bone. Kids and adults alike should adore this Burton classic! The story is about Jack Skellington who lives in Halloweentown who just happens to be in charge of the towns awesomely frightening Halloween each year. Thing is, he's a bit bored with this and he happens to go exploring. He ends up finding Christmastown and starts trying to discover the meaning of Christmas. When he doesn't heed advice and tries to send folks to kidnap Sandy Claws things go haywire! I can't think of any reason to avoid this one, even as I write this I'm considering watching it again, this one is a real treat!

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