Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tim Burton Ranked

Tim Burton has been giving audiences diminishing returns as the years have gone by, but 2012 saw him release at least one really solid effort. (Albeit a bit of a retread.) I have always considered his films as “must sees,” and have only missed one feature to date. Here is my list of Burtons, ranked from best to worst.

The Good: 
(These are the top ten, the ones I really like. The top three are really interchangeable.)

1. “Batman” (1989) *****

2. “Big Fish” (2003) *****

3. “Sleepy Hollow” (1999) *****

4. “Edward Sissorhands” (1990) *****

5. “Frankenweenie” (2012/1984) *****/*****

6. “Beetlejuice” (1988) ****

7. “Vincent” (1982) ****

8. “Batman Returns” (1992) ****

9. “Ed Wood” (1994) ****

10. “Dark Shadows” (2012) ****

The “Bad”: 
(These are the reviled, but most of them still have something to offer. Some are even entertaining.)

11. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) ****

12. “Planet of the Apes” (2001) ****

13. “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) ***

14. “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” (1985) ***

15. “Sweeney Todd” (2007) **

The “Ugly” 
(This one is just bad.)

16. “Mars Attacks” (1996) **

Yet to See 

“Corpse Bride” (2005)

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