Ok, maybe I’ll do a detailed review of this tomorrow. Or maybe I need to see it again to form a full opinion, sometimes Burton’s like that. I needed to see Nightmare three times before I really got into it.
But the quick impression; aesthetically stunning, truly, completely stunning. Technically brilliant. I’ve never seen animation any better.
Yet, there are some significant weaknesses. The script is ok, but not great. There are some really bad jokes, worthy of a low-grade disney movie, but not worthy of a movie this well done. The music is somewhat uninspired, though of course typically well done.
So my impression overall – wow, mostly, but with a lingering feeling that it should have been better. A movie this intensely beautiful should be a great film, but it just missed being great.
More thoughts as they form, there’s no question it’s a film to think about. And maybe go see again right away.