First off, I’d like to excuse myself for not writing anything over the past month and a half or so. Don’t you just hate it when life gets in the way?
In any case, as of late, I’ve had trouble thinking about what to write. Until this morning, when I logged on to USA Today’s article about Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland picture.
Now, I’m not going to lie, I’ve loved every single Burton picture (yes, even Planet of the Apes to a certain extent), but even I can admit that something’s been missing since Sleepy Hollow. Although, Big Fish did tease the more mature sensibilities of the filmmaker. But what happened to the Burton that made Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and (especially) Ed Wood?
What’s worse, over time, a number of fanboys have attacked Burton, calling him a hack and other similar words that should be reserved for more deserving storytellers. It’s amazing. It seems just like yesterday they were praising Burton as one of the greatest filmmakers of our generation. And now… he’s a hack. Yeah, I can really see their reasoning.
Well, after USA Today’s unveiling of some character shots and pre-production artwork from Alice in Wonderland all of those fanboys can eat their words because it appears that the old Burton has returned. Attack me for my love of Burton’s films all you want, but his talent and the fact that he’s inspired so many filmmakers such as myself cannot be ignored.
And by March of next year, I guarantee that it will be considered cool to once again like a Tim Burton film.