The Addams family is a not so ordinary family living in an old mansion surrounded by eerie fog and a high fence. The family has been sheltered from other people and begin to become curious about what is beyond the front gate of their spooky mansion.
The majority of opinions of the movie are very neutral. Most were not a fan of the animation style, but had appreciation for the fact that it was family friendly and had comedy for all ages. The new movie came out right around Halloween, so the timing was perfect for people who were in the Halloween mood.
Personally, I think the movie did a good job at resurrecting the original ideas of the Addams Family movies. A good way that the movie was modernized was the use of well known celebrities playing voice rolls. Some voices that you might recognize are Charlize Theron (Morticia Addams) and Snoop Dog (Cousin Itt).
You can check out the movie for yourself because it is now out on DVD.