Special Features - A Look Back at The Addams Family

Luke Owen looks back at the 1991 big screen adaptation of The Addams Family....

December 13th 2013 marks the 22nd anniversary (here in the UK) of Barry Sonnenfeld’s big screen adaptation of The Addams Family. It was a movie that, while not exactly ground-breaking, would spark a creative curve in Hollywood akin to X-Men’s impact on the comic book movie landscape. With its success noted by the bigwigs who make the decisions, studios started to churn out other feature length “adaptations” of popular sitcoms from yester year. And while the likes of The Flintstones, The Beverly Hillbillys and Charlie’s Angels were mostly useless (although The Brady Bunch Movie is pretty funny), The Addams Family stands head and shoulders above them all. It may not be the most memorable movie from Sonnefeld’s back catalogue (which really belongs to Men in Black), but there is a lot to be liked
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