Plasma Man wrote:Surely the important thing is that you enjoyed the film? I tend to decide whether to see a film based on its critical reception and what I can discern of the plot and execution, not the director.
Well, yeah, sort of. See, I wanted to see the film from the trailers. It looked cool. But I assumed it was by Burton, which was why I avoided it. This is also why I haven't seen the latest Alice in Wonderland
, or Corpse Bride
, or Sweeny Todd
. I'm still trying to forgive him over Planet of the Apes
, Sleepy Hollow
, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
. Mostly the latter: Willy Wonka
was brilliance. It was happy and dark at the same time, and it drew you in so much. The remake was meant to be grittier, but it was just shit. I mean, I know I'm not going to enjoy anything Burton serves me. I thought Coraline
would be an exception, and it turns out it was, but just not for the reasons I expected.
It's also, like, why I'm never seeing a Lucas film again. Too much betrayal, man, way too much betrayal.
EDIT: and, yeah, like Briareos implies, there are some directors who impress a lot of their style onto their films. Wes Anderson does it, Tarantino does it, Kubrick used to do it, and Burton certainly does it too (except in a shit way).