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A great movie and one of the landmarks of Burton.

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Edward Scissorhands is a 1990s comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starred by Johnny Depp. Before you have seen the movie, it might be easy to think that this is just another stupid comedic fantasy just like the late Harry Potters. But just because of Tim Burton's magic brains, the movie is very, very good.

Edward is an unfinished man, with scissors in place of hands. Peg Boggs, a local Avon saleswoman finds Edward and takes him to the suburb, where Edward falls in love with the Boggs' teenage daughter Kim and meets the upsides of regular life - but unfortunately, the downsides of the life become too much for Edward.

When watching the movie, you have to notice how much the movie provokes feelings. My sympathy was all the time on Edward's side. Even though the movie has hints towards a camp-comedy, the movie has still luckily got enough fantasy to be really good, because comedy fantasys rarely succeed anywhere. There isn't really much music, but when it comes it feels like a magic takeoff to the sky. Tim Burton's movies are all united by awesome special effects which win every CGI movie six to zero.

Everyone knows that Tim Burton is a great director, and just his presence makes the movie feel like a tale, like a magic literature turned into film. The actor choices are OK, even though none of the actors is really groundbreaking in the movie, just average (I have to admit, Johnny Depp is a better actor for Edward than what you would think!). The screenplay is good, and every character has been perfectly suited for the screenplay, making it sound like natural.

All in all, Edward Scissorhands is a great movie and one of the landmarks of Tim Burton, which I recommend watching when you have a feeling that those Harry Potters and other overproduced, CGI-filled average fantasy movies are being seen already, the first movie you should watch after that is Edward Scissorhands.

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Added by Fantômas
7 years ago on 23 February 2010 07:31




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