Hilarious and fully committed on all levels! There is enough horror, comedy, drama and even romance, all delivered in appropriate dosages. Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton play each others respective roles brilliantly. Be prepared it is not without its share of gore and the first couple deaths are more on the shocking side. When camp starts to weave into the mix the scenes are a bit easier to handle. Overall very entertaining!
Don't trust the reviews with olive branches! This was barely funny and I wouldn't even say it has a story. This is a ninety-eight minute glimpse into several years of a really crappy life. There were some decent moments involving camera work and at least two notably creative transitions. Other than that and the four times I chuckled, this was rather pathetic. Aside from a few likable family members with minimal screen time, the characters and events were rarely enjoyable. I found myself willing to walk out more than once starting at the twenty minute mark. I'm giving two and a half stars solely for the aforementioned technical aspects. I'm all for supporting the film industry during these tough times but I'd rather pay to re-watch classics than see something this awful pass with exemplary reviews.
Edward Scissorhands speaks to the teenage heart in ways not every film can. It's a bridge from fantasy and imagination crossing into the less appealing realities and complexities of growing older. It's the struggle of bringing beauty into the world even though it feels tougher to do so as time goes on. An honest look at infatuations often followed by contempt. Edward Scissorhands is beautiful but most definitely has an ugly side. No doubt this movie is disliked by some for taking them to such brilliant heights only to ground them and leave them there through the end credits. Some can take the grounding, honestly, I watch this in clip form most times because I too prefer the high points. Tim Burton deserves his credit for taking us on this journey. Danny Elfman deserves a standing ovation for scoring it. By far one of the most influential film soundtracks ever composed. Burton and Elfman are equally responsible for making this film feel original and timeless.
This has been a regular watch for decades now. Some of the side stories can drag a tad but I also attribute this feeling to having seen the movie so many times. This is the kind of film you take the time to sit, watch and embrace. The music and score are the soul of the film with the performances carrying the story nicely. It isn't perfect but it's damn close in my opinion.
The performances by Kevin Costner and Diane Lane sold the movie. This movie has a few feel good moments but that is definitely not the recurring theme. It's about having a strong heart and digging in your heels for those you love. It's also about being a good judge of character. The story weakened a bit as confrontations grew. For the most part it's a solid story even though it feels like it has been told in similar fashion before. Locations and likeable characters earned this a place just below 4 stars.