Yeah, another Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film. I haven’t seen this one in years but I really loved it way back when it came out and probably saw it twice. We get Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, Dianne Weist (the mom in Lost Boys), Conchatta Ferrell, and Vincent Price. On top of that, Danny Elfman did the music. There, that should sell you on this if you have never seen it. I don’t know many people who dislike this, but more girls will rave about this than guys, by a huge margin, so this is a chick flick. Deal with it.
I actually really enjoy a film being a story told by somebody. I miss old school Burton, in the styles that he used, with colors and whatnot. It was simple stuff that made us fall in love with him oh so many years ago. Screw CGI! I feel that in some ways, this film was the precursor to Big Fish. Man, young Winona, good stuff. Man, do none of the women in this town have jobs? Seeing old Vincent Price really makes me happy. That dude was one of the all time greats. I love how early on, everybody is so easily adjusted to this unique man. No real hatred aside from the religious lady. People are really nice and accepting of him. Oh man, “It’s Not Unusual” is playing. Yes, I want to do the Carlton. “You can’t buy he necessities of life with cookies.” Bill, I gotta disagree with you sir. Dianne Weist was really perfect for this role, probably the best cast in this whole thing.
I’m not quite sure why Peg is trying to cover up Edward’s scars. Like, of course he’s going to have them given the circumstances. Anthony Michael Hall has been a tremendous dickhead. Joyce has not thought things through in the salon. I love when Edward is on teh run, and the dog just sits right next to him. I don’t know why, but it’s something I enjoy. That film ends on such a bummer, or beautiful for you eternal optimists.
This film is fantastic. It’s the Tim Burton that we all love. It’s the Johnny Depp that we all love. It’s so many things. I am not even going with nostalgia because i had forgotten 99% of this movie. It’s a simple tale of an outcast given a chance to fit in, and of mob mentality and fear. It’s a great story. The acting was great. Aside from being slightly angry at the ending, because you want it to end knowing that Kim visits him once a year or something, I can’t complain at all. Everything about this is really F’N great. I give this an 8.5. Yeah, that’s really high for me. If you don’t get why this gets one of my all time highest ratings, then you clearly haven’t seen this film.
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