Kim: You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren't up there now... I don't think it would be snowing. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it.
"His scars run deep."
A film this bizarre can only be conceived from the mind of Tim Burton. The character he creates, Edward(an invention that wasn't finished and is left with scissors for hands), is original to a point, but it is still a character we have seen before. This is the Frankenstein, Pinocchio hybrid. Edward is a soft spoken young... whatever. He is kind as can be. He cuts the neighbors shrubs for them, and soon ends up cutting their pets hair and soon all of theirs. He's a character that easily could find a place in some twisted slasher, but throwing a character like him into a film like this is what makes Tim Burton so interesting.
Now, Edward Scissorhands is every bit the accomplishment I had heard it was. It's got all the Burton staples. It has times of humor and sadness, and is grounded in fantasy, but the characters seem like they are from our world(Well, other than Edward). Then there's the production value, which you always look for in a Burton film. Like usual, it's off the charts. The shrubbery is amazing, and the way he twists the real world and Edwards world together is also very cool. There's a great score from Danny Elfman, and a great performance from Johnny Depp; both of which are staples of a lot of Burton's films.
There are a lot of people out there that believe this is Burton's finest film. I don't believe that is true, but I can see where they are coming from. The film is really wonderful. It's fantastic storytelling, combined with amazing filmmaking. The result is another terrific film from Burton. I would put Ed Wood, Beetlejuice, and Batman above it, but you still can't go wrong with this one. It's a beloved classic that will be loved by new generations for a long time to come. One of a kind.