THE ADDAMS FAMILY – “As creepy, kooky and oddly likeable as ever”

The iconic Addam's family returns in the animated film featuring Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams (left) and Oscar Isaac as Gomez Addams (right).

RATING

DIRECTOR

Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan

STARRING

  • Oscar Isaac as Gomez Addams
  • Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams
  • Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday Addams
  • Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley Addams
  • Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester
  • Snoop Dogg as Cousin Itt
  • Bette Midler as Grandmama
  • Allison Janney as Margaux Needler
  • Conrad Vernon as Lurch
  • Elsie Fisher as Parker Needler
  • Martin Short as Grandpa Frump
  • Catherine O'Hara as Grandma Frump

SYNOPSIS

Is based on the comics / TV show / movies of the same name - created by Charles Addams.

Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family: Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma, are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. Trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighbourhood.

REVIEW SUMMARY

The Addams Family's latest big screen incarnation is as creepy, kooky and oddly likeable as ever, even if a tad overly juvenile in its approach. To be fair, this is an animated film primarily aimed at kids, so childish cornball humour is pretty much par for the course. However, when comparing it to the Addams’ previous cinematic outings, this story falls rather flat, as we are ultimately fed a fairly forgettable tale that pits our ghastly family against an evil home-reno reality TV show host (no, seriously). Luckily, the impeccable voice cast doesn't disappoint, with each giving their respective iconic characters some truly lively reads (Charlize Theron's deliciously icy Morticia and Nick Kroll’s overly eccentric Uncle Fester make for just a couple of noteworthy standouts). In fact, it’s these renowned characters and their peculiar charms that make it all worthwhile in the end. So, lets not wait another 26 years to see them on the big screen again shall we? And hey, at least they didn't screw up the iconic theme song. Now that's something to snap about!

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