Addams Family

‘Addams Family’ Review: Kooky Spooky Family Fun

Addams Family is one of those remakes or reboots (or whatever qualifier you want to give it) that does the source material justice. This animated take on the original series is, in many ways, an homage to television series. Oscar Issac and Charlize Theron are perfect as the voices of Gomez and Morticia Addams. I found the animation in the film to be crisp, bold, with just enough whimsy to it. This film isn’t the type of animated release that parents will find torturous. Addams Family is one of those rare animated films which has something for everyone in the family.

Addams Family

The storyline hits some familiar themes from both the television show and both live-action Addams releases. The Addams family is seeking refuge from the constant persecution for being different, so they retreat to the sanctity of an abandoned Sanitarium in New Jersey. They start a family, and all seems well until they realize the world around them has certainly changed. Do they change with their surroundings or stay true to who they are?

Allison Janney voices the antagonist in the film, and Chloë Grace Moretz stands out the voice of Wednesday, but my personal favorite had to be Snoop Dogg as Cousin It. The film would have Charles Addams very proud. I can’t imagine a better and more peculiar choice to make the next time you go to your local theater.

 

'Addams Family' Review
  • Overall
3.5

About the author

My name is Dewey Singleton, and I've been a film critic for going on seven years. My reviews have been found on insessionfilm.com, cc2konline.com, monkeysfightingrobots.co, and now eatbreathewatch.com. I am a member of the BFCA, OFCS, and SEFCA. I'm married and have two beautiful children.

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