The Addams Family (2019)

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The Addams Family (2019)
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This isn't the Addams you all know and love.
Genre: Animated
Horror
Comedy
Directed By: Greg Tiernan
Conrad Vernon
Produced By: Gail Berman
Conrad Vernon
Alex Schwartz
Alison O'Brien
Written By: Matt Lieberman
Erica Rivinoja
Conrad Vernon
Based On: The Addams Family by Charles Addams
Starring: Oscar Isaac
Charlize Theron
Chloë Grace Moretz
Finn Wolfhard
Nick Kroll
Snoop Dogg
Bette Midler
Allison Janney
Distributed By: United Arts Releasing (United States and Canada)
Universal Pictures (International and US home releases)
Release Date: October 11, 2019
Runtime: 87 Minutes
Country: United States
Canada
Language: English
Budget: 24 Million
Box Office: 203 Million
Franchise: The Addams Family
Prequel: Addams Family Reunion (by release)
Sequel: The Addams Family 2


The Addams Family is a 2019 animated black comedy horror film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon of Sausage Party fame and based on the characters of the same name by Charles Addams.

Plot

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. But 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 neighborhood.

Bad Qualities

  1. At times, the film is way too lighthearted compared to the source material.
  2. A few of the family members have been flanderized.
    • Gomez turned from a bumbling yet well meaning husband and father into a reckless and energetic nutjob. Also, he's more demure and nervous.
    • Morticia turned from a beautiful and caring wife into a overprotective control freak who wants nothing with the outside world.
    • Wednesday is noticeably more rude, albeit marginally.
    • Lurch is mainly just mute, making weird grunting sounds.
    • Pugsley has the worst flanderization out of them all. He turned into someone who wants to OUTRIGHT KILL his family members out of pure malice instead of playfulness. He also slacks off in the movie.
  3. The new characters aren't that good either.
    • Magraux Needler is a bland villain who wants the Addams gone just because they are different.
    • Her daughter Parker is a weak, clichéd and bland rebellious girl character.
    • Bethany is a mean girl...yeah, that's it.
  4. Very ugly character designs for the new characters to the point where the Addams Family themselves look more normal than the normal people.
  5. Poor humor and jokes, such as an ItGMW reference and Wednesday trying to bring a frog back to life at school during a frog dissection. Needless to say, for the latter, watch the movie yourself, and, uh...
  6. Questionable casting choices, such as Snoop Dogg as Cousin Itt.
  7. The pop songs and the rap update to The Addams Family theme song are just an attempt to make the Addams Family seem hip and cool, and it doesn't even get the notes to the original theme song right.
  8. Really bland art style, which tries to be like the original 1937 comics, but somehow it doesn't give a fascinating vibe.
  9. The film constantly forgets about Pugsley's subplot and felt more like a running gag.
  10. Character error: Throughout the film, various characters refer to the Addams family members in the plural as "Addams." The correct plural is "Addamses."
  11. Very unfaithful to the source material it is based on.

Good Qualities

  1. It's nice to see the Addams Family again.
  2. The animation isn't that bad, and the character designs for The Addams Family are faithfully translated from Charles Addams' 1937 art style.
  3. Decent voice performances, despite being questionable.
  4. Despite roughly transitioning into 3D, the designs of the Addams family is very faithful to the original cartoon series.
  5. Some moments worth a laugh, such as Uncle Fester's reprise of "I Haven't Got a Hat."
  6. Uncle Fester and Grandmama weren't that flanderized.
  7. The music score is good to listen to, and The Addams Family theme briefly played before the end credit is a nice nod to the source material.
  8. The message of being okay to be different is faithful to one of the source material's main themes.
  9. A sweet subplot with Wednesday exploring the outside world.
  10. The Addams's house being painted pink is a neat reference to the colorized version of Addams Family by MGM Studios. (as the actual house was painted pink as it helped bring the black and white footage out better)

Reception

The Addams Family received mixed to negative reviews from critics for its narrative and screenplay, though the performances and animation were praised. Rotten Tomatoes, has a rating of 44% and an average rating of 5.29/10, based on 154 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Addams Family's starry voice cast and eye-catching animation aren't enough to outweigh its saccharine handling of the delightfully dark source material." On Metacritic, the film has a average score of 46 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."

Trivia

  • The directors of this film previously directed Sausage Party.
  • A sequel is currently in development for 2021.

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Comments


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JDM4678

4 months ago
Score 1
I avoided this film and I’m glad it did
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GriffinMario95

3 months ago
Score 0
Why did you avoided It?
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CarlFilip19

4 months ago
Score 1
What is wrong with Uncle Fester being in a bathtub like that?
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LoonaHelluva

4 months ago
Score 1

i don't want to disrespect opinions.. but i think well this is a little biased..

10 reasons wrong with this page:

1. Unfaithfulness? what about the character desigins? most likely gomez's. they are inspired from the 1937 comics By Charles Addams. not the tv show you nitwits

2. The scene where uncle festers is in a bathtub you sunk my battleship is actually funny in my opinion.. so i don't know why it's on here

3. They added arms to cousin it for a reason. they also gave him arms in the scooby doo crossover.. ik they were hairy.. but still

4. Morticia was overprotective in the Musical too. ik it seems off. but still.

5. They also made less scary adaptions too. such as the 1992 cartoon.

6. they have to change designs sometimes. that's what a reboot is for.

7. Pugsley and Wednesday's Personalitys are changed for a reason. Ik it might like a bad thing only for cash grabs. But they have to change some stuff, and btw Wedsenday isn't really that rude and does still care for her family as seen at the end of the movie. Where she saves them using the plants that Morticia used to wake up Pugsley and Wednesday from their beds at the beginning.

8. Parker has a very tough life.. she is negelected from her mother.. how is that even a bad quality?

9. Margo wanted to hurt the Addams because they are "Different" and she thinks that Stuff should be the same, and also the film tells a postive message that it is ok to be "different" even if you do stuff odd.

10. The Film actually was loved by some fans of the Addams Family itself. even if it has some flaws, this is not a reason to put on the wiki just because it's bad.. the Wiki itself is in truthfulness very biased. because there are some movies that some people like and actually became cult classics on there.. such as "Suicide Squad" and "Howard The Duck" and "Hulk (2003)" at least Return To Oz 2003 is on Greatest movies wikis. but still. Also this goes for DCEU Films which was the reason why Suicide Squad Fans actually make peitions to shut down rotten tomatoes Maybe you need to understand what a cult following film is.. So it really makes no sense just to wrongfully criticze a film even if it has some flaws.. Not trying to disrespect opinions but still. it's like your also crticzing the Directors. who actually worked hard on these films and same goes for the Addams Family. really.. no offense, i think you should improve horrible movies wiki by not including films that are cult followings such as Howard The Duck or Suicide Squad.
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LoonaHelluva

4 months ago
Score 0
i mean return of oz 1985.. sorry for mistake O_o
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CarlFilip19

4 months ago
Score 0
Also, Pugsley saves his family at the end by doing the Mazurka in his own way.
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ItMeansNothing

4 months ago
Score -1
ok boomer
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Puar2000

4 months ago
Score 0

NOTE: I deleted my comment because I meant last year and not last month. Sorry for the typo:

I saw the movie in theaters once last year and I thought it was average, but the only thing in this film I didn't like in my opinion is the rap update of the theme song, which was unexpecting and embarassing to hear on the big screen (except for the beginning, which was faithful to the original)
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LoonaHelluva

4 months ago
Score -6
seriously no offense, But i still don't understand why this wiki can be biased.. most likey on dceu or cult following films. Just like crappy games wiki which for some reason actually had good games like Baldi's Basics (which is supposed to be bad because it's inspired by those bad 90s games, but still had a fanbase and people who praised it) and Fortnite.. The Reception wikis in my opinion are very very biased and can sometimes be meansprited to fans or creators or directors of these media. no offense.
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ItMeansNothing

4 months ago
Score 0
ok boomer
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Anonymy

4 months ago
Score 0
I agree with the baldi thing, but everything else you just said is biased as fuck.
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LoonaHelluva

4 months ago
Score -4
sorry if i said that in a cringey biased way. but it is true that the wiki can be biased and mean spriited sometimes.
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FridayMan

4 months ago
Score 0
Still saying that the wiki is biased.... O K B O O M E R
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LoonaHelluva

4 months ago
Score -3
it is kinda true because there are actually good films on here such as DCEU Films. and some cult following ones like Iron Man 2.
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LoonaHelluva

4 months ago
Score -3
Like for example: Suicide Squad actually has a fanbase who enjoy the film. They did get mad at rotten tomatoes and even tried making peitions to shut them down
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LoonaHelluva

4 months ago
Score -3
i'm not critcizing the wiki.. it's just that it does include some flaws
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Xavior 0.10

4 months ago
Score 0
Greg Tierman? The guy behind various Thomas and Friends films such as Day of the Diesels worked on this?
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Spindash101

4 months ago
Score 0
Well it's halloween. I think I'm gonna watch the 1992 Addams Family movie on Netflix instead of this trash.
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SageTheSonicAndBendyGuy

4 months ago
Score 0
Opinion Handled
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Jego5542Gonzalez

3 months ago
Score 0
It deserves this page. I hate that film.
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LoonaHelluva

3 months ago
Score -2
maybe you need to understand that this page is a little meanspirited. not to oponion bash, but, i really think that the reception wikis need to improve a little instead of using controversial reasonings.
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VinnyRocchio

3 months ago
Score 0
I should've never watched that film in the first place.

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