15 October 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Before we even start one might ask, “Does Tim Burton need defending?” Obviously, he does (or else why would I write this?), and he needs it because the Tim Burton of today is not the Tim Burton we know and love. Or is he? Dun dun dun! Virtually everyone you come across will have a soft spot for his early works like Edward Scissorhands, Batman, and Beetlejuice and many hold a great respect for his work on Ed Wood and Big Fish. But after a series of perceived missteps, it’s as though Burton’s stock with more movie-savvy people has dropped, even as he’s garnered some serious monetary success. His most recent films excluded, of course, as Frankenweenie was very recently criminally ignored at the box office. It really is a fantastic bit of film making, a great ode to the monster movies of yore, while his Dark Shadows reboot mostly floundered in failing to »

- Robert Fure

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