Take a moment to pretend the 1971 version didn't exist. Putting aside my bias, look at this movie on its own. It's a beautiful sight to see, given the amount of detail that was put into it. The actors clearly give it their all to portray their characters in their own ways that reflect who they are. Compared to Gene Wilder's performance, Depp is vastly different but in the best ways. It's a fresh performance that leaves many feeling uncomfortably giggly in a good way. This is a movie Burton did right, a movie that's gonna stick in people's heads for a long time. Is it different than the original? Yeah, but that's not bad. They're both perfect films in different ways, telling the story in two distinctive but brilliant ways. Look at it on its own and its a perfect adaptation. Look at it side by side, and its still an admirable movie.