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It's A Tim Burton World

Updated on November 16, 2010
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A Candid Look At His Works

I recently watched the film Alice In Wonderland. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised, and really enjoyed it. Most of the time when I am watching a movie, I find myself critiquing it without mercy, whether they are following the book or not. I find it quite irritating when a movie doesn't. However, I am forgiving in some cases. I am forgiving with movies by Tim Burton.

My favorite comparison is Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. I remember as a child watching this in the theater. I was enjoying it, until the oompa-loompas appeared. They scared me to death. Who in their right mind, would put a scary little orange man wearing riding pants....singing to boot, in a children's movie? The horror! I found myself closing my eyes in terror every time the songs embarked, and really wishing the movie would end.

As I grew older, I realized the movie did remain true to the book, but still something from the original movie was missing, and they had unrealistic little orange men who sang. I let my children watch it growing up as well. Then came along Tim Burton's remake of it. I read the reviews, which were mixed, but I went out and bought the DVD in hopes it didn't have those little oompa-loompa monsters. It didn't. It did however, remain basically to the story, but with some pretty witty twists. If one was paying attention, the entire point of the movie was that "Family is important." Not the oompa-loompas, not the actions of the spoiled rotten children, not the weirdness of the Wonka. No, family was important. I liked that. Not to mention, the oompa-loompas looked like normal people, and their songs were entertaining, not the same tune with different words each time, hammered at you like a parent correcting their child.

Alice in Wonderland was just as entertaining. It is no wonder Johnny Depp loves to work with Tim Burton. There always seems to be a family value moral behind his works. With Alice, it was the value of friendship, loyalty, and above all, do what makes you happy, not what others seem to always want you to do.

He has done other works, that are equally entertaining. Sometimes the graphics might overload your senses, but overall, the movies are very good. Not one has been ranked as "I hated that movie mom", by my best critics, my kids. They have loved everything such as: A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland, the list goes on. I enjoy his non-animated works as well. Sleepy Hollow was a hoot to watch.

His twisted look at the world is very interesting and sometimes down right funny. The graphics are sometimes bordering the bizarre, but the imagination is wonderfully creative. One can't help but admire the creativity. I thank him for the entertainment. It's nice to see a movie where the imagination is put to a creative purpose, and a basic human value is expressed. Things in the movies such as characters, and scenery might be bizarre, but they have yet to scare me or my children. Not once have I closed my eyes and wished the movie was over.

For your enjoyment here is a listing of some of his works:

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010)

SWEENEY TODD (2007)

CORPSE BRIDE (2005)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005)

BIG FISH (2003)

PLANET OF THE APES (2001)

SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999)

MARS ATTACKS! (1996)

ED WOOD (1994)

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)

BATMAN RETURNS (1992)

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990)

BATMAN (1989)

BEETLEJUICE (1988)

PEE-WEE's BIG ADVENTURE (1985)

He also Produced these works:

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Batman Forever (1995)

Cabin Boy (1994)

For more information about him you can read about him at this link:

www.timburtoncollective.com

He truly makes some very entertaining movies, and deserves some praise for his contribution to the entertainment community.  It all started with James and the Giant Peach for my family.  We've enjoyed his work ever since.

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    • s t e l l a profile image

      s t e l l a 

      7 years ago from The Valley,England,

      Great hub.

      Tim Burton is just brilliant and when he teams up with Johnny Depp it is magical. Danny Elfman as his musical collaborator makes him even more fantastic!

      I don't think I have disliked a film he's done - apart from Planet of the Apes, just not my cup of tea! - :)

    • dragonlady1967 profile imageAUTHOR

      dragonlady1967 

      7 years ago

      Hi Rosie - LOL I think Johnny Depp helps alot of movies. He's on my "Gorgeous Man" list. Can remember when he played on 21 Jumpstreet (oops....that just showed my age) Happy Thanksgiving to you too :-)

    • Rosie2010 profile image

      Rosie Rose 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya dragonlady, great hub! I'm a Tim Burton fan.. he's a genius! I just love Alice in Wonderland, of course Johnny Depp being in the movie helped a lot. I am now a fan.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      Rosie

    • dragonlady1967 profile imageAUTHOR

      dragonlady1967 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Tom...you know I didn't like Planet of the apes too well either...But I forgive him. His movies are really fun. I had so much fun writing this hub. I am glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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      Tom Caton 

      7 years ago from The Desk

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      Tom Caton 

      7 years ago from The Desk

      great hub! i love tim burton films too they're always well done and quirky (excepting planet of the apes, visually good, story/overall - disaster)

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