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Tim Burton's finest
It's been a long time since Tim Burton has actually directed a film that was successful, with disasterous hits like Mars Attacks! and Ed Wood, I was suprised that Paramount would let him make a production with such a huge budget. Sleepy Hollow is an extremely well made film, the set pieces are hauntingly beautiful, good special effects, a film score by Danny Elfman, and a long list of first rate actors. It's one of those movies that takes you on an adventure(something that I havent experienced in a while, going to the movies)This is a very uncommon film; Extremely inventive, a work of art, and also has a good story. Johnny Depp plays a variation on Ichabod Crane, Christina Ricci plays young Katrina Van Tassel, along with Christopher Walken, Christopher Lee, Miranda Richardson, Ian McDiarmid, and Casper Van Dein. It has splashes of violence, dark humour, gore, drama, and suspence. What more can you ask in a film? Buy this movie and you wont be dissapointed. It's rated R for gore and a scene of sexuality, but nothing that should frighten the kids, I personally think it should have received a PG-13 rating due to the absence of profanity, nudity, or drug content. Besides it is a classic novel by Irving Washington this is an American Folk Tale that I think shouldn't of been taped with an R rating (such a harsh rating for a movie based on a fairy tale). It is rated PG-14 in canada though so dont let your teenagers miss out on this one.
A Creepy Confection to Savor
Tim Burton, the master of dark&moody films, has probably created his best movie to date in this loving tribute to the old Hammer horror films. While not true to the letter of Washington Irving's classic tale, SLEEPY HOLLOW is very true to the story's spirit. Looking at this film is like looking at a faded scenescape as Burton creates a world that truly dazzles. Johnny Depp makes a most unconventional hero as Ichabod Crane, but he more than provides the glue which binds this flick together. Christina Ricci makes a good impression as the china doll like love of Ichabod's eye. A lot of Burton's usual acting stalwarts are solid in small roles including Micheal Gough and Jeffrey Jones. There is also a wonderful cameo by horror great Christopher Lee as the magistrate who sends Ichabod on his mission. This film is spooky, creepy and very funny. Even the over-the-top violence tends to engender laughs as much as chills. A must see film not only for Halloween...but for anytime you want to enjoy spooky thrills. The DVD edition is also great for Tim Burton's amusing commentary and the extras included. Highly recommended!!
another good film by tim burton.but it has NO child like sid
you know the drill on this one i hope.the story is way off,but the movie is quite good anyway.johnny depp is the star,ichabod crane.this is his best movie.the kids will get scared.this is timburtons only horror film and all others are kid-friendly.i think it is the best of many,many versions of this story including one by disney.a lot of people say they dont like it due to its inconsistencies with the book and that they just werent scared.i say ive never seen a film a hundred percent like the book and why would you want to be scared?entertainment is the idea not fright.if you go to church,youll want to skip this one also.demons,murder,witch craft etc.if the lights are off and your surround sound is blasting,this sounds incredible.a witch and a preacher type get busy but no nudity.johnny depp doesnt deserve any awards but this is the best movie he happens to be in.people give this movie a bad rap for a lot of stupid reasons.the real deal is its good.ive never seen a bad tim burton film yet and ive seen almost all of them.
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