The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families.
Gomez and Morticia Addams move to a derelict asylum in New Jersey, surrounded by a marsh and hidden by a fog at the top of a mountain, to raise a family. Thirteen years later, Gomez is teaching his son Pugsley the saber tradition of the Addams family while Wednesday is questioning her mother about the world outside the mansion gate. Meanwhile, TV host Margaux Needler is busy designing and building the planned community of Assimilation nearby. When the marsh is drained and the Addams home is revealed, Margaux decides to get rid of the Addams Family.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
While the movie has the theme song of the original show The Addams Family (1964), most of the elements are taken mostly from The Addams Family (1991) movie series and the 1990s TV projects. Uncle Fester is Gomez' brother while in the original show he was Morticia's mother's brother. (Although there were a few inconsistent moments in the show where he seemed to be Gomez' uncle.) Wednesday is the older child in the movie but the younger child in the show. Furthermore in the show Pugsley had an octopus pet named Aristotle, not Wednesday, whose octopus' name is Socrates. In the original show it was Morticia who convinced Gomez that Wednesday (and Pugsley) have to go to school in The Addams Family: The Addams Family Goes to School (1964), not the other way around, as in this movie. The Addams Mazurka ceremony was introduced in the 1991 film's elaborate show stopping musical number. However, the movie restores Grandmama to her status as Gomez' mother, whereas she was Morticia's mother in some of the 1990s versions. (This last bit was lampshaded in an Addams Family stage play, where Gomez and Morticia argue about whose mother Grandmama is.) See more »
Throughout the film, various characters refer to the Addams family members in the plural as "Addams." The correct plural is "Addamses." See more »
You don't have a cellphone? That is so weird.
I may not have a... cell-phone, but you don't have a crossbow, and I thought everybody did.
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The MGM logo lion is replaced with Kitty Kat the lion, who sees a red ball and jumps out to play with it. See more »
This adaptation completely disregards (or forgets??) who the Addams' are, and the charm is gone.
The Addams Family are - as the song goes - mysterious and spooky. They delight in the macabre, BUT are unaware that other people find them bizarre or frightening. THAT'S THE COMEDY OF THE ENTIRE FRANCHISE.
This adaptation slaps the franchise in the face and gives us a fluffy, cheery and unrecognizable versions of the characters we've loved for years.
This family is desperate to fit in with the rest of society. They're aware of their own gags. Lurch plays pop music. Grand-mama (called Grandma in this version) even says she loves her Grandkids and has the hots for Fabio. Pugsley is just an annoying kid like any other. I don't know who these characters are, but they are not The Addams Family.
The story is flat and the villain-turned-voyeur is just bizarre.
The illustration style is taken from the original 1930's comic strips - which is a great touch - but nothing else, and I mean NOTHING else works here.
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