Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
I’ve spent so long in the darkness, I’d almost forgotten how beautiful the moonlight is.
— The Corpse Bride
I am a big fan of Tim Burton and his movies. I never had a chance to see Corpse Bride until last night. I believe that this is the fifth collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. They knew what works for them. I applaud that.
This stop-motion animation movie deals with the subsequent marriage between Victor Van Dort (Depp) and Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson).
Their parents; William and Nell Van Dort (Paul Whitehouse, Tracy Ullman) and Finis and Maudeline Everglot (Albert Finney, Joanna Lumley) want the marriage to happen for different reasons. The Van Dorts do not want to be destitute, and the Everglot want to secure their status in Victorian society.
At first, Victor cannot convenience being married to Victoria. He has some cold feet until he accidentally gets married to a corpse bride named Emily (Helena Bonham Carter).
Victor is dragged into the land of the dead. He is torn between his budding love with Victoria and his duty to his new corpse bride.
I enjoyed the film overall. It was fun. The musical numbers I could deal without them.
Judgment: Fans of Tim Burton should see this movie.