that's the problem for me..i, too, loved the books...and there is just something missing when compared
can't figure out why it is i'm not an 'ed wood' fan..have tried it several times ( 'mars...', too) just can't get the vibe off them...it is the only burton film i actively dislike...
'mars attacks', while not in the dislike mode, is just sort of meh; for me, it ought to be funnier, more outrageous..it just feels/seems tame and very stagey
'sweeney todd' was no remake, dude...and my daughter, who hates musicals with a passion, loved it, too...crazy movie...depps performance is incredible.
loved every moment of 'sleepy hollow'...and 'big fish'...true classics
'...apes' : i am so back and forth, as a humongous apes fan, i could not have been more primed...and burtons take is not all that bad..but,it is the 'remake' script that drags the thing down...why ?!?! it added nothing new...and burtons 'twists', as he tried to put his own stamp on an already completed script come off as heavy handed, overthought geek sh!t
seek out, if you can find them, the mid '70's marvel comics magazine size POTA comic book, and, in them, there is a original series/sequel called, i believe, 'the future history chronicles'...if burton had used that as the template..holy crap...best apes movie ever made...and that storyline would be tailor-made for him and his sensabilities...
'crazy heart' is a really good movie, and jeff bridges was very, very good...so is t bone burnetts music (no surprise, there !)..but if you've seen 'tender mercies'...or a few other really good, similar movies....it doesn't add anything new or astonishing...
and...i thought the 'tron' preview beat the ever-livin' pants off toy story 3-d'...but, that's just my lil' ole opinion, right ?
...just another higher reachin' hillman !