Tim Burton’s work since 1994’s Ed Wood has been quite a let down, to say the least. While I actually liked Charlie and The Chocolate Factory better than most people, it’s gotten to a point where a new Tim Burton film inspires skepticism rather than enthusiasm. He’s become locked into his brand so that even his casting choices feel routine and cliche. Having said that, I hope going back to his 1984 short Frankenweenie refires his creative juices and he delivers something refreshing and interesting. Check out the trailer and more images after the jump.

2 Responses to “Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie””

  1. I will have to disagree slightly on Burton. It is true that some of his latest films *cough*AliceInWonderland*cough* have been quite a letdown but it’s more hit and a miss for me. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was not half as bad and Sleepy Hollow was a fine horror film.

    However, for me (and this is where we disagree with over 90% of the world) Sweeney Todd was Burton’s first masterpiece after Edward Scissorhands in 1990 and one of my all time favorite films.

    As for this one… I don’t know. It feels like Corpse Bride and that was fine but now with the dog… I don’t know… Not really thrilled about this one.

  2. As I said, I liked Charlie, but I think you and me are about the only two. Sleepy Hollow, it’s been so long since I’ve seen it, but I don’t have a very positive memory of it. I liked Sweeney well enough. Alice we agree was terrible. Well me might disagree on degree, but I hated it.

    Not 100% sold on this one either, but I’m trying to be as optimistic as possible. In general I like Burton’s chances in animation better than in live action these days.

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