viernes, 23 de enero de 2015

Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" review

I watched Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" and, finally, a Tim Burton movie that doesn't look like a self-parody!

were iz yoni dip?
Burton was my favorite director growing up and who made me interest on movies. Then, he had to produce things like "Alice in Burtonland" and "Dark Shadows". He lost me, I couldn't stand his teenage-emo-girl-pandering style with no substance at all.

Does "Big Eyes" have sustance? After three consecutive turds, it has, it gives hope to the old-school Burtonians. I would compare it to Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises", because both are films dedicated to people admired by the directors, but with different tone and themes.

"Big Eyes" is about a painter on the 60's played by Amy Adams, "Man of Steel"'s Lois Lane. She divorces and marries with the nazi guy from "Inglorious Basterds". The movie mixes drama with comedy and it feels a bit like those movies from the 80's and 90's with bizarre elements. I don't know how to describe those moments, the feeling I get watching "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" or "Beetlejuice". Not only because Burton, but that old school feeling that movies don't get nowadays.

I don't know what level of royalty this movie has to the real life, but I don't care because the exaggerated stuff is ridiculous enough to be notizable. For example, one example has Terence Stamp stopping and attack with his own hand like he had superstrenght. Taking in mind he played General Zod on the old Superman movies, I wouldn't be surprised if it was supposed to be a reference.

Wait a moment... Amy Adams (Lois Lane)... General Zod (Terence Stamp)... Is this a stealth sequel to Superman IV???

Birdman V Superman: Cage of Ultron
Long story short, if you like the actors or the director, you'll enjoy the movie. Not a fan? Don't even try. Let's hope that "Big Eyes" makes Ol' Timmy returning to his original persona. It seems that he works better when he isn't remaking something.

I guess that "Beetlejuice 2" is still happening... I hope it uses the stop-motion he improved on "Corpse Bride" and "Frankenweenie" instead of unimaginative cgi.