jueves, 14 de octubre de 2010

Today's Film: Ed Wood

You know, I don't like Tim Burton. I don't like his hairdo, I don't like his glasses, I don't like the fact that he seems to be in love with Johnny Depp. I don't even like Johnny Depp and his over the top acting.

That said, I have to admit Ed Wood is a masterpiece. I'll go as far as saying that is the best work by Tim Burton yet.

Tim doesn't overdo it here. The result? An excellent movie.

Why? First of all, Burton doesn't abuse his "weird looking visuals" in this movie. It's quite subtle, but at the same time, the decisions are strong enough to make it unique (i.e., making it black and white).
As for the acting, one of the best things about this movie is Martin Landau playing Bela Lugosi. He won an Oscar for it and it's well deserved. Also, Johnny Depp playing his usual retarded role is quite adequate here and it's not annoying at all. Heck, it's even funny!

Johnny Depp doing a good job and Martin Landau being awesome.

And funny is what this movie is all about, because there is a great plot behind it all: this is a biopic about a young director called Ed Wood, famous for the ultra-bizarre, Z-class movie Plan 9 From Outer Space, a movie that's so bad it's good.


What kind of person can possibly conceive a film like that? Well, that's what Tim Burton shows us, and that is the main reason this film is so great: the main character is so weird, so fucked up, yet so naive, so mediocre yet so energic... you just gotta love him.

Rating: 7.5/10

So make sure you see it, if you haven't. I know I will be watching it again anytime soon.

50 comentarios:

  1. i wonder if mystery science theater took a crack at it!

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  2. that looks like something I'd want to check out

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  3. this is supposed to be a good movie maybe ill check it out

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  4. looks pretty good, good rating there too =D

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  5. Tim burton? it is approved by me then :D

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  6. I don't really like Tim Burton either, it seems like every movie is exactly the same (WHOA SILLY VISUALS AND JOHNNY DEPP!!).

    But, yea, this movie is awesome. And so is Plan 9 if you don't mind some cringeworthy badness, lol.

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  7. this looks great, I will have to check it out.

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  8. I actually thought this was pretty terrible.

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  9. Great movie, lots of fun, and yeah, worth watching regardless of your views on Burton

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  10. nice rev. It sounds dec i made check it.

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  11. Hmm, I've always wondered about this movie but Ed Wood wasn't my generation so what did I care? Maybe I'll check it out now.

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  12. i should check the movie tim burton is my favorite director

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  13. Excellent post!

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  14. Ed Wood Scizzorhands would be a good movie...

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  15. Tim burton is one of my favorite directors!

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  16. I'll need to look at this, I do like Burtons style

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  17. I will surely check it! everybody likes it!

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  18. Seen them all so yeah, deffinitely good films

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  19. loved this movie landau really stole the show here though but i'm not knocking depp's performance

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  20. I love those king of movies
    Very nice recomendation my friend

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