‘Dumbo’ Film Review

Grade: A

Danny DeVito, Danny Elfman, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Derek Frey, Rick Heinrichs, Ehren Kruger, Chris Lebenzon, Deobia Oparei, Roshan Seth, Ben Davis, Eva Green, Joseph Gatt, Frank Bourke, Sharon Rooney, Ragevan Vasan, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, and Zenaida Alcalde in Dumbo (2019)

When it comes to remaking a Disney classic such as 1941’s ‘Dumbo’, extra care should be taken to ensure that its touching story of a baby misfit elephant with huge ears never loses its charm or heart. Never have I expected Tim Burton to take on the task, especially since he has had bad luck with remaking certain movies (‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’). The task of making this animated classic live-action fare seemed like a hit-or-miss, yet Burton is known for adding whimsy to his work, which his most recent remake is full of. Needless to say, I was touched, amazed, awe-inspired, and even teary-eyed.

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Jacob’s Top 10 Tim Burton Films

If you were to ask me who my favorite film director was, I would have to be honest and tell you without a doubt: Tim Burton! There is something about his style that I truly appreciate when it comes to his films; whether it would be his off-the-wall premises,  eccentric characters, whimsical scores, or gothic fairy-tale designs, Burton is a filmmaker unlike any other, and I am here to talk about my ten favorite films he has done in honor of the release of Burton’s live-action retelling of ‘Dumbo’!

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ Film Review.

Grade: B

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster

Tim Burton -after directing the Margaret Keane biopic, ‘Big Eyes’ starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz -is now back in the director’s seat to show us his vision of Ransom Riggs’ (obvious) best-selling novel ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’, which stars a very pretty Eva Green as the title character, Asa Butterfield (from the horrible ‘Ender’s Game’) and a cast of young actors as the children kept away from the outside world due to their “peculiarity”. There’s the bee-breathing Hugh (Milo Parker); Emma, (Ella Purnell) the posh blue-dressed child who has the power to breath a gust of wind, and float when not wearing her lead shoes; the masked ballerina twins, (Thomas and Joseph Odwell) who have a secret peculiarity that serves a purpose during the films major fight; Fiona, (Georgia Pemberton) who can make plant life grow to an unusually large size; Brownwyn, (Pixie Davis) who is extremely strong; Claire, (Raffiella Chapman) who has a Computer-generated monster mouth in the back of her head (that leads to comical results); Horace, (Hayden Keeler-Stone) who can literally project his dreams and show them to the other children during something Miss Peregrine calls “Movie Night”; Enoch, (Finlay MacMillian) who uses real live organs to bring dead, or non-living things to life; Olive, (Lauren McCrostie) who can heat up anything she touches, and also has the power to conjure up fire (like Elsa from ‘Frozen’ if she were the complete opposite, or Diablo from ‘Suicide Squad’); and the invisible Millard (Cameron King). 

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Edward Scissorhands Review

Overview

This is film review 2 & is part of The  ❄️ 12 Days of Christmas ❄️

When thinking what non-traditional Christmas movies would make for good reviews, two movies came to mind:  The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands. Having already looked at the first film during Halloween Week (review here), I decided to take a look at this other Tim Burton film. While not really being a “Christmas” movie, I had a good time watching it from that perspective. Continue reading “Edward Scissorhands Review”

The Nightmare Before Christmas Review

Overview

This is Film review 1 & is part of Halloween Week🎃

With Halloween being today, I decided to do what any department store would; I decided to get ready for Christmas! Seriously though, it’s kind of crazy how people switch gears like that, especially with a whole month between then, and another holiday. Regardless, I figured we should take it easy for the last day of Halloween week and take a look at what I consider the quintessential Halloween movie. Continue reading “The Nightmare Before Christmas Review”