The year of 2005 has been a busy one for Tim Burton.
With two highly anticipated films, Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory and The
Corpse Bride, it is no wonder that Tim Burton has voiced
his regrets on trying to accomplish two things at once. Lucky for him that
one of these films, The Corpse Bride, is a return to the film medium
that he loves-- stop - motion animation. I have to figure that it must also
be a relief that Johnny Depp was partnered up for both of these films as
Even though Burton claims that he is pressed for time on The Corpse
Bride, it has just been reported that people have been to test screenings
for the movie and have been delighted to death by the results. So relax
Tim, already good reports and you still got a month and a half to go before
the film's release.
Corpse Bride Review
The good people over at AICN
have just received a brief review for The Corpse Bride taken off
of one of the early test - screenings held by Warner Bros. Even though the
film is supposedly unfinished, the reviewer seemed very happy with the film
and Tim Burton in general. Check out a snippet from the review below:
I attended a screening of Corpse Bride last night, and I gotta say, it was pretty good. Iím a big Tim Burton fan, from Pee-Wee all the way up until Planet of the Apes, which I found to be one of the worst films Iíve ever seen, Big Fish was underwhelming to say the least and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks worse than Apes. So I was a bit apprehensive when I was asked to attend tonight.
Corpse Bride definitely signals Burtonís return to what he does best, quirky characters, an odd story and great visuals. Hopefully he and Paul Reubens can get together for that R rated Pee-Wee movie Paulís been talking about wanting to do.
While I do admit that Nightmare Before Christmas
was a cool film, it is not a film that I look for to add to my DVD collection.
That being said, the early hype and trailers for the film have convinced
me that Burton has polished his style even more, therefore deserving at
least a theatre visit.
To check out the whole review for The Corpse Bride, head over to