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2012-05-10 08:35:39 PM

poindxtr: I miss Lisa Marie being in every Tim Burton flick:

[www.timburtoncollective.com image 230x295]

I mean, can you blame the guy?


THIS. She actually made me forget about Katrina and the "do you think me wicked?" line a couple of times.
 
2012-05-10 09:07:48 PM

Bill Frist: Awful farking director. His cutsey goth schtick is unbearable. Beyond Ed Wood and Beetlejuice (and perhaps the first Batman) his films are all unwatchable.


Pee Wee's Big Adventure?
 
2012-05-10 09:21:07 PM
Tim Burton is retelling fairy tales?

Imagine.
 
2012-05-10 09:30:07 PM
Sometimes I don't know if I'm watching a Tim Burton movie, or if I drunkenly stumbled into Hot Topic by mistake.
 
2012-05-10 09:53:53 PM
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2012-05-10 10:44:28 PM
Burton's biggest problem is Burton...

"I wouldn't know a good script if it bit me in the face." - Tim Burton



/Burton
 
2012-05-10 11:18:18 PM

rickycal78: Bill Frist: Awful farking director. His cutsey goth schtick is unbearable. Beyond Ed Wood and Beetlejuice (and perhaps the first Batman) his films are all unwatchable.

I still like Nightmare before Christmas, but yeah, it's gotten to the point where his schtick is old.


Burton didn't direct Nightmare. He just wrote the very basic outline and takes all the credit.
 
2012-05-10 11:29:01 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Danny Elfman.


Technically you don't see him, you hear him.

/Nightmare Before Christmas should really have been called "Danny Elfman, the Movie"
 
2012-05-10 11:34:50 PM
Has anyone mentioned the fact that Johnny Depp is listed in the article?

/DNRTF Threads
 
2012-05-10 11:36:53 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Burton was ten when this guy hit theatres. Probably made a mark.
 
2012-05-11 12:07:13 AM
Good Tim Burton Movies:
Edward Scissorhands
Beetlejuice
Batman
Big Fish
Sweeney Todd
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Ed Wood

Bad Tim Burton Movies:
Farking Planet of the Apes Remake
Alice in Wonderland
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Batman Forever

Meh Tim Burton Movies:
Batman Returns
Sleepy Hollow
Mars Attacks!
Corpse Bride

He has more good or at least decent movies than bad, but his schtick is so repetitive that even the better movies get dragged down by the pure non-originality of it all. He's become a brand rather than a director.
 
2012-05-11 12:43:07 AM
FTA:

8) The Same Actors
Burton loves to dip from the same well all the time. While some actors (Winona Ryder) have appeared in two or three Burton movies, these guys pop up over, and over again.
Johnny Depp
Helena Bonham-Carter
Christopher Lee
Jeffrey Jones


Headline is just as bad as one of Burton's movies.
 
2012-05-11 02:47:16 AM
Just more proof that Burton is nothing but a hack who hasn't had an original idea in 20 years.
 
2012-05-11 05:45:32 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but I became completely and utterly sick of Burton's schlock after dating a series of goth girls.

/Don't get me started on The Crow.

//At least Burton made a few good flicks before he discovered the goth goldmine
 
2012-05-11 06:44:34 AM

xenophon10k: I guess Helena Bonham Carter.

/Haven't RTFA yet.


Actually, the correct answer is "His current girlfriend".

HBC is filling in Lisa Marie's shoes, mostly because that's about the only
article clothing of hers she can fill:

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Not that HBC isn't gorgeous herself, but she's just different.
 
2012-05-11 07:46:27 AM
The last comment in the the thread does not point out that Johnny Depp is on the list. I am forced to assume no one else mentioned it.
 
2012-05-11 08:07:57 AM
Mangoose

The last comment in the the thread does not point out that Johnny Depp is on the list. I am forced to assume no one else mentioned it.


You know what happens when you assume.....you make an arsehole troll out of you.
 
2012-05-11 08:23:45 AM

frestcrallen: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Burton was ten when this guy hit theatres. Probably made a mark.


GAH!!!! Please don't scare me like that! He is the scariest thing from my childhood. I saw CCBB at the drive in and I didn't want to go there for years after. I got over it, but still...
 
2012-05-11 08:45:30 AM

Need_MindBleach:
Meh Tim Burton Movies:
Batman Returns
Sleepy Hollow
Mars Attacks!
Corpse Bride


I'm dumbfounded by this opinion. That was a great movie.
 
2012-05-11 09:17:27 AM
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and another little Johnny

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Fuzzy Johnny

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Mike.
 
2012-05-11 10:41:20 AM
I think he should just put a new movie out every two years with the title "TIM BURTON'S SILLY CREEPY MOVIE."

That should fill his quota. It can play a triple-feature with Michael Bay's "BLAMM! KAPOWW! TITTYASSBALLS ALIEN BOOMSPLOSION" and Nolan's "BROODING: THE MOVIE".
 
2012-05-11 11:59:46 AM
Daddy issues. Plain and simple. Daddy wasn't there (granted in Batman HIS PARENTS WERE DEAD!), daddy didn't love/understand/respect him, and he puts that theme in almost every picture. Willy Wonka did not have a dentist father who put him in headgear and kept him away from chocolate. It made for a cute little "awww" scene at the end. Changing classic stories to fit your vision doesn't make them better; the Mad Hatter didn't go mad because of what the Red Queen did, he went mad because hatmakers in Lewis Carroll's era used mercury to cure the felt and it caused brain damage. I also don't need "Jabberwocky" recited to me in a Scottish brogue.

While I admired the quality of the animation in Nightmare Before Christmas, I didn't like the story one bit. You have to really, REALLY like Charles Adams, Gahan Wilson and Edward Gorey to enjoy that movie for all the subtleties, but the music was annoying as fark, as was Chris Sarandon's "I'm talking with a plug up my ass" vocal work. I'll take Lobo's Paramilitary Christmas Special comic over that dreck any day.

The fact he's just now getting around to making a stop-motion version of his short film, Frankenweenie (the one he's shopped around since the 80s) tells me he is completely out of ideas. He's become the art house version of Kevin Smith.
 
2012-05-11 12:36:14 PM

Need_MindBleach: Batman Forever


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2012-05-11 03:08:59 PM

Need_MindBleach: Batman Forever


LOLWUT
 
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