The Addams Family premiered Oct. 11 in theatres and was projected to be a knock-out comedic thriller animation directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan featuring Finn Wolfhard, Chloë Moretz, and many others, including Snoop Dogg.
Although the movie was quite interesting, it was a bit of a letdown to me as I expected it to be similar to the original film aired back in 1991. The movie showed great promise and had a plethora of corny jokes that I am sure many kids found comical, though I wish they would have catered to those who were a fan since its origin.
I also thought that the movie was kind of poor in its writing. Many jokes were pretty corny and much of the plot was not easy to catch onto simply based off the dialogue. Critics are giving "The Addams Family" a rating of 39% on Rotten Tomatoes. Frankly, I would have expected such a classic and nostalgic film to gain a higher accolade than that.
The plot's morale was that its most important message seems to be that many shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. For most of the film, the antagonist tries her best to persuade the people of their town that the Addams Family is mischievous and wicked. As the film progresses, we see that it is she who holds these characteristics, and the Addams Family are still compassionate and normal people, only unorthodox and unique as a family--and that’s okay.
Overall, this was a pretty decent film. My only critique would be the writing, but besides that issue it was fine. I encourage others to go see the film and comment their experience.