"The Addams Family" is a 2019 American computer-animated supernatural black funny film directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. It's an adaptation of Charles Addams's comic strip series about an eccentric, opulently gothic household. This CG animated function movie is the very first cinematic representation of the iconic Addams Family characters because their last live-action movie, "Addams Family Reunion" in 1998.Plot Summary
The plot of "The Addams Family" concentrates on the lives of Gomez Addams (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and his better half Morticia (voiced by Charlize Theron). They are looking to raise their children, Wednesday (voiced by Chloe Grace Moretz) and Pugsley (voiced by Finn Wolfhard), far away from the public eye, due to the acute uniqueness of their way of life. They make their house in an abandoned outrageous asylum located on a forgotten hill in New Jersey, and are signed up with by loyal servants and extended relative, including Uncle Fester (voiced by Nick Kroll) and Grandma (voiced by Bette Midler).
Their relaxing presence quickly sees interruption with the arrival of reality television host, Margaux Needler (voiced by Allison Janney), who is determined on establishing a picturesque, homogeneous community in the nearby town, which she calls 'Assimilation'. As the Addams Family sticks out like a sore thumb in her picture-perfect plan, dispute ensues.Dispute and Resolution
Completing the twisted web of the storyline, Pugsley is getting ready for his 'Sabre Mazurka', an initiation rite for every single Addams man, while Wednesday, in a bid to comprehend the world beyond her household, chooses to participate in public school. Stress increase within and outside the household, whereby the Addams Family is perceived as a danger and are met hostility from the townspeople.
The climax of the movie sees Margaux managing an attack versus the Addams Family's estate. However, the townsfolk soon realize their bias when Wednesday and Pugsley, displaying excellent guts and solidarity, save everyone from a let loose ancient spirit of the asylum's former client. The climax progresses into a heartfelt conclusion that suggests the approval of uniqueness and individualism. The film ends on a happy note with Pugsley's effective conclusion of his Sabre Mazurka and the approval of the Addams Family by the townsfolk.Styles and Background
"The Addams Family" flourishes on the styles of household values, acceptance, and uniqueness, highlighting the value of remaining real to oneself, regardless of society's pressures to adhere. It lauds the essence of 'household' being more about love and acceptance than about being ordinary or 'fitting in'. In addition, the film handles to admire Charles Addams's original comics, infusing wacky humor and likewise borrowing the Addams Family's conventional appearance straight from his work.Reception
The film was met blended evaluations, with numerous critics praising the film's faithfulness to the initial comics and its voice cast, nevertheless, critiquing its convoluted storyline. Regardless of this, "The Addams Family" was an industrial success, grossing over $200 million worldwide versus its $24 million budget plan, consequently resulting in the statement of a follow up.
Thus, "The Addams Family", although a bit chaotic in its storytelling, nonetheless brings our preferred dark, gothic family to life with a contemporary twist, cementing its universal style that it's our peculiarities and individuality that make us who we are.