RutgersJetFan Posted July 15, 2012 Share Posted July 15, 2012 Yea, he's really mailed in his movies since. Used to really enjoy when his new movies came out. I think we can all agree his best role was as Snow: I caught Fun With Dick and Jane on FX the other day, never saw it before. First time I had a comedy almost bring me to tears of sadness. I felt like Lloyd Bentson watching that abortion. I grew up with Jim Carrey. I knew Jim Carrey. And whoever is on my TV screen, you are no Jim Carrey. Agreed, Ed wood is clearly his masterpiece. And while I love pretty much everything Nolan has touched, I think I'd put Edward Scissorhands ahead of The Prestige and on par with Insomnia (awesome and very underrated movie), even though I liked both of them. I personally though Big fish was overrated, but I'd say that's prestige-esque. And while not brilliant, I liked Depp and Ricci's performance in Sleep Hallow. Definitely agree that Burton has pushed out some crap and isn't on Nolan's level though. I liked Edward Scissorhands when I was 9 and dumb. I can't even get halfway through it anymore as an adult. Big Fish is classic Burton. Gibbering expressionism to compensate for horrible scripts and mindless story lines. He's emblematic of everything that's been wrong with American cinema since George Lucas made good special effects possible; appeal to visual senses first because it's easier than good story telling. His Batman, (again, like almost everything he's made), was visually beautiful but the story was so weak and filled with one gap after another. The guy couldn't pull off a script like Memento on his best day, and certainly not a story as complex and layered as TDK was. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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