Writer and student murse (man nurse) adventuring in inner city Brisbane.
Published April 10th 2012
This year Tim Burton should take up some time on your weekend, more than once. With three new, imaginative and interesting movies coming out, if you have not been introduced to his work, now is the time. Director of movies such as The Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd (2007) and Big Fish (2003) Tim Burton has made an impact on the movie world and has acquired a great cult following. This year, however is very special. Never before has he released three movies in one year and his creative freedom on these projects is noticeable.
Dark Shadows (release date 10th May) – Loosely based on the TV show by the same name, Dark Shadows tells the story of Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) a cursed vampire who is released from imprisonment into his ancestral home where he must protect his modern, dysfunctional family.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (release date June 22nd) – Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) discovers the existence of vampires and learns of their plan to take over the US. He obviously doesn't like this very much and starts a mission to eliminate them.
Frankenweenie (release date October 5th) – Frankenweenie was originally a quirky and yet disturbing short film - directed by Burton in 1984.
This movie is basically set to expand on that, telling the story of a young boy bringing his dog back to life. He does not think about the effect of this science experiment and it results in some pretty monstrous consequences.
Although I can readily admit that Tim Burton does not have a style that suits everyone, these movies are looking to be a refreshing break from the comic book trend that is set to plague theatres this year.
Tim Burton is a unique visionary and therefore if you have a spare couple hours, you should go check these films out, maybe it'll broaden your horizons or maybe you'll go running for the hills. Either way, it should be an experience.