I can't say I love this movie, but I can't say I hate it either. It certainly is better then the original Frankenweenie Burton made back in the 1980's. Basically, the story is a spoof on the traditional Frankenstien story...and The Bride Of Frankenstien movie.
(1) The entire movie is black and white. Personally, I have no problem with this, but there are some people who can't watch black and white films. Most of Burton's movies have the black and white flavor, but with other colors included..where as this movie it's just black and white
(2) If you are fine with watching a movie about a re-animated dead dog, then you should not be shocked/surprised by much of anything in this film.
(3) SPOILER ALERT: One part about this film that I did love was the over all message about science being misunderstood, and that just because we use it (going against the cultural norms) in unusual ways, does not make it bad. Most monster style movies/ Frankenstien movies the overall message is usually that of "Oh, we should never have played God, because it is wrong" (referring to science distorting the world/ being evil). However, that is not the message in this film. In fact the message is about science being misunderstood. In the end the dog dies again, but the boy brings him back from the dead, again. However, this time the town people are fine with it, and there are no messages of science being the bad guy. HOWEVER, there is the message of be careful how you use science, for it can be destructive (I refer to how the other school children use it).
(4) The movie is not action packed, or adventurous. It can be a little slow moving at times, so don't watch it with expectations that it'll be wildly entertaining. It is not. It can be entertaining, but in a more subtle/ softer way.
(5) It is not a musical
(6) One scene that might be disturbing for some is at the end an evil bat cat creature is killed/impailed. It's not bloody, but I was a little surprised by it.
(7) My biggest concern throughout this entire film (because it can be sad at times) WAS that the re-animated dog was un-happy, and that the best thing for it would be letting it just die (tear jerking ending). However, this is not the case. SPOILER ALERT....In fact, the dog is fine, and happy by the end of the film. Personally, I was grateful about this. Usually in animal movies they kill the poor animal off. I am glade that this movie had a happy ending.