There is a famous Latin phrase that says “divide and conquer” or “divide and conquer”. Obviously, we are talking about a world of war and, therefore, about armies, especially enemy ones, but in this case it is quite in line with the nature of the fame of the director that we are going to talk about. In particular, Tim Burton, one who has always been divided – in terms of opinions. Someone considers it overrated, someone underestimated. Everyone places it here or there in their rating according to taste. Some even have tattoos with this image. Anyway, on his birthday, we sorted out all his films (of course, from worst to best).
19. Planet of the Apes – Planet of the Apes
Last place for one of the most famous sci-fi films, a remake of the 1968 historical film directed by Schaffner. After directing seven intimate and successful films, the Burbank director rises to the challenge of a Hollywood blockbuster, but aside from the beautiful graphics, the film starring Mark Wahlberg And Helena Bonham Carter turns out to be a bitter disappointment.
18. Alice in Wonderland
Sign interpretation Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter doesn’t really save the film, which remains far from both the feel of the original work and Disney’s 1951 animated transposition. Large cast (Mia Wasikowska, Ann Hataway And Helena Bonham Carter) accompanies the creaky script. The ending, extremely fantasy-like, is ultimately forced by Disney, the house distributing the film.
17. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
This is the first film Tim Burtonfired just a year earlier (1984) from Disney due to his short Frankenweenie. The executive, who still believes in him, gives him this Warner film. Good and live product with Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, the undisputed idol of the kids who, in many ways, is also a tribute to Warner Bros.
16. Dark shadows
Johnny Depp the vampire Barnabas Collins in one of the most embellished interpretations of his association with Burton. The gothic style of the film, characterized by a lot of violence and several sex scenes, and excellent acting. Eva Green AND Michelle Pfeiffer however, they fail to completely save a film with a variable rhythm and a false plot, especially in the finale.
15. Big eyes
A film that cannot fail to captivate art lovers, and then sublimated by the superb performance of the main characters. Christoph Waltz AND Amy Adams (who will win a Golden Globe). Unlike the first biopic Burton (Ed Wood) the director’s hand here looks less noticeable, if we exclude a beautiful pastel photo. Finally, the last half hour of the film, devoted to the trial, at which the husband and wife meet each other, seems too hasty.
The critically acclaimed live-action Disney classic is actually a more than enjoyable film with an exceptional cast: Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Michael Keaton general. A film with its flaws, but radiating a fairy tale and inimitable blood Burton. The animalistic overtones that run throughout the film are commendable without losing the focus of the original work.
13. Miss Peregrine – House of unusual children
A good film about diversity, but with a limitation: it is designed mainly for teenage and very young audiences. This film also marks the first and only collaboration with Samuel L. Jacksonlike a villain mr. Barron. Beautiful Eva Green, as well as the design of special children and hollow; especially the ending, too strange and complicated.
12. Chocolate Factory
A film that can charm every child, but which, many years after its release, also does not age, unlike the iconic original version of 1971. Willy Wonka is still one of the best theater movie masks. Johnny Depp and a film in full Burtonian style.
11. Sweeney Todd is the evil barber of Fleet Street.
The only musical in his career Burton star hairdresser-serial killer Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp), who ruthlessly kills his victims with his own razor, along with his wife (Elena Bonham Carter). The macabre musical is also his brightest film, able to earn an Oscar for best set design and triumph at the Golden Globes.
twenty eight years later Burton he gets revenge on Disney by finally managing to get the feature film published by the same Los Angeles-based production company that originally rejected it. Frankenweenie. Stop motion animated film inspired by the legendary Frankenstein From Mary Shelley, apply the regeneration force to the puppy instead of the human. This is an opportunity to see Burton the most sincere and inspiring in the last ten years.
9. Sleepy Hollow
pay tribute devil maskfundamental work of the legend of Italian horror cinema Mario Bava and, more generally, a tribute to the ancient legend of the headless horseman. Johnny Depp plays young and frustrated cop Ichabod Crane in a gothic detective story overshadowed by mysterious murders committed by the perfect villain. Christopher Walkenterrifying knight of Hesse.
8. Mars attacks!
Funniest and most irreverent movie Tim Burton. Mars attacks! over time, it has become a real cult thanks to the exceptional choir composition of J.Ek Nicholson, Michael J. Fox, Danny DeVito, Natalie Portman and many others creating poignant satire reminiscent of classic 50s science fiction. A dry blow to conservative American culture.
In the first film of the dilogy Batman, Burton he manages to drop the bat into a completely innovative setting for fans of the saga, or rather his own dark and gothic world. This is a film that sanctifies Michael Keaton as a world-famous actor, but the cutting edge is undoubtedly the interpretation Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
6 Corpse Bride
This is the director’s first film. Tim Burton with stop-motion animation technique, starting from the very famous The nightmare before christmas the Burbank director was actually “only” a producer. Now a friendly couple Depp – Bonham Carter doubles the main characters Victor and Emily. The soundtrack is great too Danny Elfmanhistorical composer who accompanied Burton throughout his career. The relations between the Earth and the underworld, so beloved by the director, have never been so tense.
5. Beetlejuice – Pig Sprite
True film debut Tim Burton who, after the first interesting and immature experiment, shows the world all his poetics. Young man Michael Keaton in 1988, he played one of the funniest and most misguided characters ever to appear on the big screen, Betelgeuse, a cunning bio-exorcist. A great ninety-minute horror comedy that can win an Oscar for best makeup; commercial success that opens up a brilliant career Burton.
4 Batman Returns
Along with the previous chapter comes the second Batman Burton this is one of the best cinematic comics of all time. Incredibly iconic film, also thanks to “Penguin” Danny DeVito and catwoman Michelle Pfeiffer. The variety of penguins is a perfect demonstration of how Burton was phenomenal in portraying the marginalized in his films.
3. Ed Wood
The most intimate project Burton. After collecting millions of dollars from previous films, the director decides to give life to a work that tells the story Ed Wood, a man whom critics call “the worst director in history”. Incredible Johnny Depp manages to convey the boundless and blind passion of this forgotten, as if ridiculed, director to the cinema and to whom Burton dedicates a touching black-and-white work.
2 Edward Scissorhands
This is a film that will go down in history as a tribute to the star Johnny Depp, has since become one of the most loved and recognized actors in the world. A bittersweet generational cult revolving around the iconic mask of Edward, the scissor-handed boy who is marginalized by everyone. This is the most famous expression of feeling Tim Burton which cannot but touch and amaze the viewer.
1. Big Fish – Stories from an Incredible Life
The coveted gold medal ends up around the neck of a very sweet film that the American director transferred from the novel of the same name. Daniel Wallace. Fairy tale odyssey by Edward Bloom, played in his youth Ewan McGregorbeing the elder of Albert Finney – a perfect synthesis of poetics Tim Burton. A film that can convincingly show the sincerity of human emotions in a predominantly fantastic context, seasoned with a finale that can still melt even the most cruel hearts today.