Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By: Tim Burton
Running Time: 127 Minutes
UK Release Date: 30th September 2016
Tim Burton is arguably one of the most visceral and imaginative filmmakers around, whose trademark obsession with all things morbid and weird has made him an iconic director. It’s just a shame that most of his recent work hasn’t hit the heights set by Beetlejuice (1988) or Edward Scissorhands (1990), and the last film of his that I really enjoyed was Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street back in 2007.
His style isn’t for all and his Planet of the Apes (2001) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) remakes are best forgotten. But I was curious to see this latest film to see if it captured his trademark macabre magic, or was yet another movie where it appears he was just a director for hire. [Read more…]