Mr. Movie

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is 3-Delightful

The Nightmare Before Christmas appeals to the child in everyone from 8 to 80.

Jack Skellington is bored with Halloween when he discovers Christmas. Though he doesn’t really get the concept, Skellington decides to replace Santa Claus and do the job himself.

Some of moviedom’s most creative creatures stalk Nightmare’s frames quaking and shaking to Danny Elfman’s spooktacular soundtrack.

Creator Tim Burton has tweaked his master a couple of times since 1993, turned it into 3-dimensions and added some digital this and thats.

It has been mastered, re-mastered and re-mixed to perfection.

And it is the one Halloween treat you can give your kids that won’t give them a cavity.

Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars

Rated PG for mature themes. It opens Friday at the Carmike 12.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.