(PG) ★★★☆☆

Tim Burton is back with this black-and-white 3-D stop motion animation picture, a remake of a short live action movie he made in 1984 in which he remakes the Frankenstein myth with a dog. Young Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Charlie Tahan) and his beloved terrier, Sparky, conduct a fantastic science experiment after Sparky’s demise. It works. Though typically Burton, it’s not his best, with a jaded and uneasy air, and plenty of cutely vicious monsters and a protracted climax. It’s visual, but sometimes even well-applied jumper cables can’t help.



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