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iceknight52 5/11/2012 9:35:55 AM

Shocker! Another Tim Burton film that sucks. I really don't know why anyone thinks this guy can produce anything worth while? I might give you a little nod toward The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice but even those where so, so.

Higgy 5/11/2012 10:14:05 AM

 Yeah, Beetlejuice and Batman movies.  That's it.  Everything else from him sucks.

monkeyfoot 5/11/2012 10:40:12 AM

Shocker! Another Tim Burton film that sucks. I really don't know why anyone thinks this guy can produce anything worth while?

Iceknight, I understand where that view and other commentor's is coming from. Each of his films do kind of look too similar. But the fact that one of his last, Alice in Wonderland, was one of only six movies that have made 1 billion dollars worldwide negates just about anybody's gripes.

Even though they may not be classics forever, the general public seems to like his style and they are usually family-friendly. So, we can whine about his vision and use of Depp, but know it is coming from a small minority.

aegrant 5/11/2012 10:44:33 AM

I was really hoping for an edgy remake of the original series, but when I saw the preview I removed this from my summer watchlist. I will catch it on Netflix this fall.

hanso 5/11/2012 10:53:22 AM

If Burton's Bat flicks count as good then certainly Edward Scissorhands is good too.

InnerSanctum 5/11/2012 11:04:29 AM

 I am one who HATED the Burton Batman.  He took great pride in declaring that he never read comics.  It showed.  Thank you Nolan.  

Wiseguy 5/11/2012 11:07:24 AM

For anyone thinking about seeing this this weekend let me remind you

THE AVENGERS is still playing

ElBaz13 5/11/2012 11:27:23 AM

Everyone seems to forget Ed Wood. That is Burton's best film ever and got Landau the Oscar.

My family wants to see this dreck :( I'm thinking of going to the theatre with them and say "hey, I will go see Avengers and meet you after"

Dark Shadows is a rental.

 

shac2846 5/11/2012 12:06:20 PM

 Ed Wood was really the brightest spot on Burton's career. Certainly his most critically acclaimed. Always been a style over substance director but using Ed Wood as example he is a good filmmaker if he has a good script in hand. 

Monkeyfoot is right it's hard to believe but Alice in Wonderland made a billion dollars. I believe that was more to do with the fact that it was in 3d and came out right after Avatar but it still made that much money. He'll be around for awhile. 

InnerSanctum, that is so true. I have a book about Burton where he talks about never having been a fan of the Batman comics and only watching the Adam West show. Thank you Nolan indeed!

gauleyboy420 5/11/2012 12:09:07 PM

Wiseguy is right! Go see Avengers.

BUT, I do feel Burton is getting a raw deal here in the comments.

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Batman (only the first one)

Beetlejuice

Edwardscissorhands

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Ed Wood

James and The Giant Peach

Sleepy Hollow

Planet of the Apes (I know I'm the only one who likes this one, but I just had to put it in)

Big Fish

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ( True I like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory better, but this was still good, and waaay truer to the sourse material)

Alice in Wonderland

 

These are ALL very good to Great movies (I know, I know, not PotA, but I still loved it)

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