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Can all you kids in your "Nightmare Before Christmas" hoodies finally admit that Tim Burton is a total hack?
You know, despite his recent output and failures here and there throughout his career, I still believe Tim Burton can be a great director when given the right material. His early work was nothing short of fantastic, but now it seems that he's caught in a rut where he's stuck doing studio re-imaginings and reboots that are either hugely missed opportunites (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) or colossal missteps (Planet of the Apes), and only one of them (Sweeney Todd) has matched up to what he's done with his first few films. And the saddest part is that I don't think he'll go back and do something as deeply personal and brilliant as Ed Wood, which is the best thing he's ever done as a filmmaker. It's sad to me, but seeing the trailer for Frankenweenie gives me lots of hope that he'll return to his true roots in dark, creative but heartfelt fantasies.
And, I have to admit, even though the direction that Burton's taking with Dark Shadows contradicts what I've heard about the original show and how I thought it was going to be invisioned by him, I did laugh at some things in the trailer. I'm sure that I'd be crying foul if I was a fan of the show, but as it stands now, I'm interested to see the movie.