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Review of the cartoon “Addams Family”

Addams Family (2019)
The addams family
animation, comedy, family, horror, fantasy
Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, Amy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Finn Wolfard
Premiere: October 31, 2019
Mortisha and Gomez barely had time to get married, as they had to leave their favorite town, because the locals could not come to terms with their “oddities.” On the way to New Jersey, a couple accidentally knocks down a thug who escaped from an empty psychiatric hospital for maniacs. The scary man’s name is Larch, and the deserted mental hospital, filled with ghosts, is suitable for the newlyweds to equip the family nest. But the place and the truth is what is needed – far from the city and people, there is a lot of space, you can chat with a ghost if you are bored. They lived in a new place happily for many years, during which time Mortisha and Gomez had children – Wensday and Pugsley, but the offspring were forbidden to contact the outside world. During this time, they managed to equip the neighboring town, building it up with elite houses. The architect Margo Nidler was engaged in all this, who needs to have time to sell all the real estate before the opening of the residential complex. Of course, the neighboring Addams mansion greatly interferes with the image of the city, so Margo decides to take measures to eliminate the gloomy neighbors. At the same time, relatives are beginning to catch up with the Addams at an important event, who scare the townspeople to death, and the story of the persecution seems to be repeated again.

Frame from the animated film “Addams Family”
The original comic strip The Addams Family, designed by Charles Addams, first appeared, scary to think, in 1938 (in the form of small illustrations for New Yorker magazine). Since then, based on this story, they managed to make several series, two cult full-length films, a couple of not very successful ones, and even one Halloween speshel. Of all this diversity, only the films of Barry Sonnenfeld and the series of the 60s can be distinguished, they are still quoted by the people. Now the 3D version of the heroes has been made, and their stars of the first magnitude have been voiced – from Charlize Theron to Finn Wulfard (which no one will notice at the Russian box office due to dubbing).

Frame from the animated film “Addams Family”
The cartoon has little to do with the original comic book and the very idea of ​​the Addams Family as a whole. Initially, it was a witty satire on society, the characters personified the exact opposite of the “ideal” family portrait, for which they received worldwide recognition. Addams were always self-sufficient characters and were never embarrassed by their “oddities,” not even to say that they noticed any difference, they simply lived by their own rules, which contrasted very much with the world around them. But the reaction of society to their antics has always been very comical. Therefore, the idea of ​​isolating the family from people did not bring anything good to the cartoon. The new “Addams” turned out to be such outcasts, who would rather remain in the comfort zone and communicate with the spirit-obsessed house than with their neighbors.

All these innovations were needed in order to introduce a moralizing tirade into the plot that we are all different, but our differences are not a reason to start a war (yeah, tell Pugzley that!). The problems of fathers and children were also added to this rainbow-colored cocktail, so that they could completely make Addams a social video about family values, over which the comic was originally successfully ironic. The directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon decided to play in a safe territory, completely depriving the Addams of their charisma – the inherent characters of the afterlife flera and jokes as torn as broken glass. Such a sterile version of the Addams Family can be great entertainment for the kids for the evening (although the film has a 12+ rating, which cuts off the very target audience), but it will disappear from memory the next day. As Wensday Addams once said, “mortal boredom.”

The original comic strip The Addams Family, designed by Charles Addams, first appeared, scary to think, in 1938 (in the form of small illustrations for New Yorker magazine). Since then, based on this story, they managed to make several series, two cult full-length films, a couple of not very successful ones, and even one Halloween speshel. Of all this diversity, only the films of Barry Sonnenfeld and the series of the 60s can be distinguished, they are still quoted by the people. Now the 3D version of the heroes has been made, and their stars of the first magnitude have been voiced – from Charlize Theron to Finn Wulfard (which no one will notice at the Russian box office due to dubbing).

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