Edward Scissorhands (1990)
A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
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I give it 4 stars for a few nice photo stills, haircuts, trimmed dogs and shrubs. Don't look for character development or an interesting plot because there's none of both.
Honestly, I've watched many many movies by far in life, and I can say that I've never seen anything even similar to this. It reminded me of the fact that movies are a type of art, too, which isn't really represented by the newest ones. This film reminded me of old Disney style so much, it's a real fairytale, completely fantastic. I would say it's unrealistically realistic. When you watch it, you'll understand what I mean. Somehow it mixes unreal motives, events, places in the modern day stage. No matter how much fantasy is there, the message is human and it refers to problems many people who aren't mystical creatures face with today. Fitting in is all that it's about. And it's all so beautifully blended in. The cast is iconic, bringing the story to life. What especially amazed me is the music. I can only say that it's the best movie soundtrack ever made, a living fairytale. The screenplay and effects are undeniably amazing, they made me feel the whole story. The movie definitely made me cry in the end, but I feel like the tears were so unpurposely taken out of me, unlike those movies where you actually see that they are made for people to cry. All in all I believe this movie is a real classic for all generations, all times. It is pure art at its finest. A film to remeber - a mustwatch!
Of all the horrendous "Silent Night, Deadly Night" films I've had to watch this December, I'm so glad to be back to a truly wonderful film. I admit it is kind of a stretch to call this a Christmas movie. It is featured, but it's not very relevant to the plot. Still, it's in there and I wanted to see something good and boy was I rewarded! It's a great film for any occasion. What I was impressed by this movie was how it really wasn't that dark. Tim Burton was known for being dark in his movies but this one wasn't really that sinister.Okay, it gets worse near the end and it's not really a feel good movie, but I truly found myself rooting for the characters in this. Most of the people in this movie are in fact quite nice. The story is that a scientist created a human but died before he could give him hands leaving him with literal scissor hands. The flashback where it shows him dying is probably the best part of the movie. He was just about to give him normal hands but died at the last minute. For a good portion of the movie, people are rather accepting of Edward.The ending's pretty bittersweet but it doesn't have a hopeless atmosphere and for the most part, Edward learns how to use his scissor hands to adjust to society. I admit that the romance wasn't that well written. It's still great because honestly, everyone really does work hard to act realistic in this movie. As realistic as a movie about a guy with scissors for hands could be. It's not really far on the fantasy scale and often just tries to paint a picture of common American suburbia. It's a rather quaint movie with great performances by Johnny Depp and everyone else. ****
No other film accomplish such perfect metaphor of the human condition, from its greatness to its evilness. The true and hard portrait of our society at its best and its worse... Marvelous screenplay, beautiful photography, astonishing acting from Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest, and a superb soundtrack from Danny Elfman... I've seen this movie about 5 times now, and it always feels like the first time... and each time I see it, the more I know that this is, definitely, the movie of my life...