YMMV / Frankenweenie

  • Ass Pull: It's one thing to use the power of lightning to bring back a dead dog and a dead hamster to life, or even bring back the soul of a dead fish while vaporizing its body. But turning cereal monsters into mischievous gremlins, an alive cat holding a dead bat into a winged vampire cat, a dead rat into a much bigger wererat, and especially an average turtle into a freaking Godzilla monster?
  • Award Snub: Losing to Brave at the Golden Globes and Oscars.
  • Broken Base: On whether or not the animated remake was really necessary.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Nassor, apparently.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Mr. Whiskers.
    • Colossus, especially seeing as he only has a few seconds of screen time.
    • Mr. Rzykruski, in all his glorious hamminess.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: It's okay to be "weird" — as long as it's the right kind of weird.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Would you believe that the original short is what got Tim Burton fired from Disney?
  • I Am Not Shazam: The dog's name is "Sparky" and the owner's name is "Frankenstein." There's no "weenie" in the movie.
  • Narm: Due to an unfortunate puppet design, the Frankensteins all appear to be perpetually smiling, even during the dramatic scenes.
  • The Scrappy: Toshiaki, for being a bit of a racist stereotype.
  • Stoic Woobie: Victor.
  • Ugly Cute: Sparky.
    • Some consider Edgar to be this.
    • Creepy Cute: Some think this of Weird Girl.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: An Animated Adaptation of a short film that Tim Burton made back in 1984, has some very horrifying, violent, and disturbing scenes. Yes, that is expected in a Tim Burton movie, but none of his other animated films are anywhere near as violent as this one. And it got a PG rating from the MPAA, and is being marketed toward kids at Subway through mainly making it about A boy and his undead dog.
  • The Woobie: Admit it, you felt bad for Victor at least once.