Tim Burton is...

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Tim Burton is...

Poll closed Jan 7, 2008.
  1. A great, visionary filmmaker

    25 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Good, but too self-consciously strange

    16 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Hit and miss

    30 vote(s)
    37.5%
  4. Below average, I only like one or two of his films

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. A pompous, esoteric hack

    4 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    SWEENEY TODD is coming out soon, and already Burton has won a best director honor from the National Board of Review. Is he merely cannibalizing the themes of German Expressionism for the masses, or is he a bona fide artist worth canonizing? One of the best, one of the worst, somewhere in between...you decide.
     
  2. dwatts

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    In between. I've seen clips from Sweeney Todd and shall be giving it a wide berth.
     
  3. Ash J. Williams

    Ash J. Williams New Member

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    Crap crap crap. Voted for the wrong damned thing. Meant to vote the top one, voted the one that's just barely not the top one.
     
  4. Vlachio

    Vlachio Guest

    Hit and miss
     
  5. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    He's great, but I've kind of lost faith in him since PLANET OF THE APES. He's been rather hit and miss ever since.
     
  6. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    Hit and miss

    his hits are true gems, but his misses are unwatchable
     
  7. othervoice1

    othervoice1 Well-Known Member

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    Overall I would say "A great, visionary filmmaker" compared to most of hollywood- He does have some bad ones so it was between this and the Hit and Miss choice
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Oh, fuck that poll result (no offense to anyone). Every filmmaker is hit and miss. But Tim Burton stands out from the crowd. Everyone knows it. And that's because he is a filmmaker with vision. Whether we always like it or not.
     
  9. Spit

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    The downfall of Tim Burton has been a sad one...Everything was all fine and dandy till about '99. Did something tramatic happen to the guy? Or did just just wake up one morning and say to himself " hmm..I'm out of good ideas, oh well I guess I'll go remake Planet of the Apes'?
     
  10. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    So you think his decision to remake Planet of the Apes destroyed him? What- were you obsessed with the original movie(s)?
     
  11. Spit

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    He had a really good run of hits Beetle Juice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks... Honestly I wasnt really a fan of Sleepy Hollow, but it was alright.... I havent liked anything hes done after Sleepy Hollow. Burton just sort of 'fell off'.
     
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    hes hit and miss, but hate both batman's. i hate him but like most his movies. i do believe he is pompous and over rated though.
     
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  13. othervoice1

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    The Corpse Bride was released in 2005 I believe and I loved it- wasnt the masterpiece that Nightmare before Christmas was - but it wasnt far behind IMO
     
  14. maybrick

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    You don't have to be an obsessive fanboy of the original Apes series to realize that that was the point where Burton "jumped the shark". From start to finish, it was simply and utterly an awful, AWFUL movie. Plus on top of that, it didn't even feel like Burton's work. It positively screamed of studio intervention and "sellout".
     
  15. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Was great up until Planet.

    He's not crazy anymore. He's a normal person filming crazy things. That is not the same thing.
     
  16. dwatts

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    Did I type that?!?! ;)
     
  17. geeare

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    he's a great visionary director but I am growing very tired of the look and feel of his movies. I wish he's make a slasher, haha.
     
  18. Erick H.

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    He's a talented guy with flashes of true brilliance.He can drift into self indulgence(I was fairly amused by MARS ATTACKS,but it is essentially one big in joke),he has made films that were somewhat bloated (BATMAN RETURNS),and he should avoid purely commercial vehicles (even he admits his heart wasn't in PLANET OF THE APES).Still,he can do great work and I always check out his films on the big screen.When he's on,he's fantastic.
     
  19. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    I think he's hit or miss but I had to vote "Great" because... Well, he's made so many damn movies that I enjoy. He had his duds, which have been mentioned here, but the fantastic outweighs the bad IMHO.

    I agree with Chaostar:
     
  20. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    Whatever Dwatts votes for.... ;)
     

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