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September 18, 2014

Tim Burton Is Back With 'Big Eyes'... This Is What I WANT TO SEE FROM HIM!

Tim Burton has always been an intriguing director to me, and I certainly do love a bunch of his films. 'Beetlejuice', 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure', 'Batman', 'Edward Scissorhands', 'Ed Wood', and 'Big Fish' are some of my favorite films. But he has had some mis-steps, lately, and people are beginning to tire of a 50-something year old director who won't really expand his style and keeps making films with a child-like quality to them. But with his next entry, 'Big Eyes', he seems to be shooting for that "real" quality that he did so well in 'Ed Wood' and 'Big Fish'...and it looks awesome! It tells the true life story of artists Walter (Christoph Waltz) and Margret (Amy Adams) Keane. Walter became famous for paintings that he supposedly drew of children with huge eyes, but in reality the artistic genius was that of his wife, Margaret. They built an empire on a lie, and this is the story on how it affected them in their lives. It looks amazing, and it has an insane supporting cast: Danny Houston, Kristen Ritter, and Jason Scwartzman ...just to name a few. This is the kind of thing I would like to see Burton do more often and I think this kind of movie will go a long way in repairing his image. Let's hope so. Check out the trailer after the jump...

1 comment:

  1. t looks intriguing. I'm not sure I agree with your "mis-steps" assertion though. If there were "mis-steps" I'd assert that that he overcame them years ago. His previous films 'Frankenweenie' and 'Alice in Wonderland' were both commercially and critically successful. 'Dark Shadows' was seriously bad-ass...and although it may not have been the summer blockbuster some may have been waiting for it certainly wasn't a mis-step. I personally wasn't going to allow for his Willy Wonka rendition to take the place of the Gene Wilder/Mel Stuart film that molded my childhood but, being truer to the Roald Dahl book I think worked in it's favor and it actually was pretty successful from what I recall. I'm trying to go back far enough to find this 'mis-step' but I'm afraid (no I'm not) that with each film he's only gotten better...more well-critically received and better at the box office. Maybe we're going back to his 'Planet of the Apes'? If so, I'd say much like 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' it may not have been everything I had hoped for but, it certainly was a commercial success, as well, from what I recall.