Morticia and Gomez are getting married, but the civilians are crashing their wedding as an angry mob. They move to a house on the top of a hill and have a Frankenstein-like servant.
Thirteen years later and the Addams couple has two children.
Pugsley is being forced to train for a sword-fighting event he doesn’t seem to
value and is pretty unprepared for. Wednesday is her usual grim self who tries
to kill or hurt Pugsley.
But one of the family members discovers a commercial where a
woman named Margaux Needler offers a service to renovate people’s houses in any
way they like. Unfortunately, when the Addams family leaves their home and go
out in public, everybody is afraid of them. Wednesday, however, befriends
Margaux’s daughter, Parker, and attends school with her. Stakes raise from there.
I was surprised how short this film was. As a fiction writer
myself, I was able to point out all the major plot points, which kind of made
the duration predictable. Due to past movie-watching experiences, I kind of
predicted that Margaux would turn out to be the villain.
One thing I found a bit strange was that the setting was
changed to modern times, like this decade, despite how this was originally
created in the mid-twentieth century. I understand the creators probably wanted
to make this more relatable to young audiences today. But since it’s animated,
they wouldn’t have needed to struggle with finding outdated technology as much
as if this were live-action. I could be wrong, though.
That being said, there are many moments that I admire, such
as when Wednesday brought the dead frogs in science class back to life. There
was also a reference to “It” by Stephen King. One moment I found a bit strange
was when Uncle Fester compared a certain woman’s breath to a baby’s diaper. I
sure hope he meant a clean one.
Anyway, in spite of not being too familiar with the original
“Addams Family” show, I enjoyed this just enough. Some of it wasn’t super
engaging. Nevertheless, it was still, overall, a good watch. I’d rate this 4
out of 5 stars.
Cassandra and her ten-year-old sister, Michaela, settled into their assigned cabin of The Kullen Ranch. The parents took their room across the hall. Cassandra and Michaela shared a room with two different beds.
Cassandra picked up the guide on the nightstand. She opened it—only to spot handwriting that said, “Beware of the cowboy ghost and the vampire weasel.”
Cassandra ignored that. She still remembered being told that Santa Claus didn’t exist four years ago, at age eight. She was twelve and would begin seventh grade next month. That writing had to have been a prank or some fool messing around.
Michaela had a guidebook on her nightstand too. She picked it up and read it. She looked up at Cassandra. “Cassandra, there’s this weird message about a cowboy ghost and a vampire weasel.”
“Ignore it.” Cassandra flicked her long, braided locks behind her shoulders.
But there was a whish coming from outside. The wind blew the yellow grass. The sound increased to the inside of this room.