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The Addams Family

Think your family is weird? Think again.

The Addams family's lives begin to unravel when they face-off against the 21st century and its treacherous, greedy, arrogant and sly reality TV host Margaux Needler while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.

When I first saw the trailer, I was put off by the visual art-style. I grew up with both the 1960s TV series and the 1990s movie franchise of the same name, and personally felt that I would have preferred something that looks a little more akin to the live-action characters that I grew up loving.

However that’s entirely because I look upon the franchise with the glasses of nostalgia. If I take those off for a moment and give it the credit it deserves, it turns out that the reality is quite different. I mentioned my concerns to my friend Megan (an expert on the subject, who’s nickname also happens to be “Wednesday” too), and she informed me that it’s all based on the old cartoons.

So I looked. And unsurprisingly, she was right. It’s actually quite a faithful recreation of the art style drawn in the original cartoons by creator Charles Addams. And that’s a design choice that I do respect.

So no longer can I sit here, loudly complaining like an old man that they don’t physically look like the characters that I’m familiar with, or for kids to get off my lawn, when the whole film is based on the original character designs by the original creator! They’ve done a brilliant job in that regard, and going right back to the source material is actually kind of neat.

Ultimately, given what we see in the trailer, the characters behave true to themselves, so it should be a lot of fun to see our favourite peculiar, ghoulish family back up on the big screen during this halloween season.

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