This film, in one word-GREAT!. Yes, it's a Tim Burton film so expect it to be dark, but this is definitely one of his best, if not his best. There are some so-so scary scenes for youngsters but not anything too too scary. All in all it's a really good Halloween movie and most definitely will keep the kids attention-it kept my 8 and 12 year old boys throughout the entire movie. The non stop animation was really good as well and the black and white gave it a 1932 Frankenstein feel to it-go see it!!!!.