3 comments on “Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland

  1. The only thing I don’t like about Tim Burton (besides that fact that he’s a weird fucker) is that all he seems to be able to do lately are remakes. Early in his career, he did original stuff like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, etc. While I’m not a fan of those movies, at least they were original. But, starting with Planet of the Apes (which I like) he seems to have gotten stuck in a rut where that’s all he does; remakes. He even remade The Nighmare Before Christmas in CGI and that wasn’t that old (and wasn’t worth being remade, IMO.) I think it’s sad that he has one of the most creative minds out there, even if it is weird, but he can’t seem to do original stuff anymore.

  2. I’ve liked most of what he’s done. Ed Wood is still the best thing he’s done. And I thiink Planet of the Apes is terrible but I’m a big fan of the original so that might color my opinion a bit. The two biggest problems with Burton is he can’t direct action to save his life. His two Batman movies and Planet of the Apes suffer greatly because of this. And for some reason some of his movies don’t hold up to repeated viewings. Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and The Chocalate Factory I liked the first few times I saw them but now, not so much. And as far as not being original any more, that just makes him the same as any other directer working now.
    Still that image of Depp makes me happy that he might have something great again. I hope.

  3. I’m a huge Planet of the Apes fan. I have all 5 original movies but not Burton’s remake on DVD. The movies I like most from him are ones you’re not thrilled with; Batman, Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow and Planet of the Apes. I think his fresh take on what I always thought was a pretty lame story (Sleepy Hollow) was nice. He made a kinda stupid short story into a good 2 hour movie, IMO. Plus, as always, I enjoyed Johnny Depp’s performance immensely.

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