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SaSa
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Icon 7 posted October 20, 2005 19:48      Profile for SaSa     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok, I mostly like kid's movies because I'm really a six year old trapped in a 22 year old body. Anyone see Tim Burton's Corpse Bride? I adore Tim Burton (and Danny Elfman....that dude should've been writing tunes for Broadway). But I think this one got away from him a bit. Don't get me wrong, I liked it alot. But there were times when I knew I should be feeling something for the characters, but didn't feel anything. It's not very common that this happens with Tim Burton, in my opinion. Normally he's a genius at gripping me into whatever twisted world he creates. But this one? Maybe not so much. I think that maybe he was so busy putting so much into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which I thought was divine), that the Corpse Bride was alittle rushed.
Nevertheless, the animation was cool, and the characters were interesting.
What do you guys think?

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Bibo
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Icon 1 posted October 20, 2005 21:41      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Rushed? It was a 10 year project! Nice story about it here.

I would say that there were not really any songs stuck in my head like Nightmare did. My preferred Danny Elfman music is Oingo Boingo.

But quite an enjoyable film. I would not consider it a kid's movie, it is rated PG. All and all a must see and a must have DVD!

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Icon 1 posted October 21, 2005 02:01      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm ashamed to admit that while I'm an animation student that loves children's television and film, I still haven't seen this. [blush]

But maybe tomorrow I will. I'll go to the cinema without looking at the listings, and see the first one out of The Corpse Bride, Curse of the Were Rabbit and Serenity.

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Icon 1 posted October 21, 2005 06:58      Profile for supaboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I thoroughly enjoyed Corpse Bride. I thought it was a totally Burton touch that the world of the living was shades of gray while the world of the dead was colorful. None of the dead things are scary, while almost all of the live ones are.

And if your heart isn't a little broken at the end of Corpse Bride, you're a cold, cold person. [Happytears]

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Iloved this movie, and I am so going to buy the dvd. but i didn't think the end was all that sad, really. I mean, it was, but it was beautiful, as well.
I agree that it wasn't as good as Nightmare. The opening song wasn't the greatest, if you ask me. My friends and I all love to sing songs from Nightmare, but I can't really see us singing the songs from Corpse Bride in a few years.
And I didn't notice the color thing until you mentioned it, Supaboy. That's a cool touch on Burton's part.

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SaSa
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Icon 1 posted October 23, 2005 21:59      Profile for SaSa     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
WOW! 10 years! I didn't know that! You know, I think my view on the whole thing has been influenced by the score. I'm a musical person, so if I don't understand the music (I think that's what happened with Corpse Bride, but I'm not sure if that's Elfman's fault or the loud, annoying kids in the theater), I lose alittle of the whole movie. Maybe I should see it again???

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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2005 05:45      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw Wallace and Gromit in the end.

Just in case anyone was on the edge of their seat all weekend, waiting to find out which film I'd see. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted October 28, 2005 18:10      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I personally thought it sucked. Hard.

My fiancée is more of a Burton fan, and her take on it was, "not bad, but not nearly as good as nightmare before christmas."

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Icon 1 posted October 30, 2005 10:18      Profile for Kinguy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To me, at the end, I felt like there was supposed to be more musicals. Not to say they didn't go into song (Hehehe, I spelled snog...) and dance enough, it's just that they seemed to be the same song everytime.

Favorite part was the piano duel though. That was good.

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