The Nightmare Before Christmas: movie review

 Genre: Musical, family

Rated: PG

Year Release: 1993

Director: Henry Selick 

Summary: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.

Review: I am not a fan of this movie like everyone else is in fact I prefer Corpse Bride. I don't know why. Maybe because I have first seen it when I was three years old. The last time I saw this movie all the way through was when I was eight or nine? All I know is that I haven't watch Nightmare Before Christmas in a long time. I can see why it's a classic.

The songs are nice. They flow from one scene to the next which very little dialogue in between. It never was clear why it took the kids until Christmas Eve to kidnap Santa. They could have gone through all the doors before going through the one shape like a Christmas Tree but, that never determined if it happens or not.

Even those I am not a fan of this movie I do have a fondness and appreciation of stop motion. The effort and hard work that goes into making an animated movie. Not to undermine other forms of animation there is hard work that does go into making 3D or 2D computer animation as well. Most of my favorite animated movies are stop motion.

It offends refer to as Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas when he the one who wrote the screenplay and came up with the concept. Henry Selick is the one who directed and also went on to do Coraline. Which has some similarities in art style.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a movie that can be a watch for Halloween and all through November and December leading up to Christmas. Strangely it fits with two holidays and it doesn't have to be saved for once a year holidays special. NBC does remain me of the stop motion Christmas special that air on TV during the holidays, like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa Cause, is Coming to Town.


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