and not too many people were pissed when Wyler did Ben-Hur.Come on, there's a big difference when a silent film is remade for the sound era and this example. I'd be happy if Hollywood would remake silent films instead of classic children's films that aren't crying out for a re-make.
...cough cough (hack) cough...Come on, you can't call a guy a hack cause he's directed a few duds. PotA was a turd, Sleepy Hollow was slightly better, but this guy has created some true classics: Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood.
I think he needs to step away from the big Hollywood specticals and do his own stories again. That's obviously when he's at his best. I have high hopes for Big Fish. I think it's going to be a true Burton film.
I was hoping that he had realized that he should stay away from these films. He hasn't learned. I think Burton's the right guy for the job, but it's a job that doesn't need to be done. Willy Wonka does not need a remake or a "re-imagining".
I do wish that Burton would do another original first though.
Frankly, I never understood why Tim Burton decided to make Planet of the Apes in the first place. Sure it had better special effects and was good to a point, but the need to have a shocking revelation at the end like the original made it a horrible film...the ending still doesn't make a bit of sense.I always felt the Burton remake of POTA would have been much better and better received if it had been done so as to be as faithful to the novel as possible. In that Ape world, the ape society was modern, had modern day technology, like helicopters, etc. Doing this would have been a much more valid reason to do a remake than make something different than the book or the original movie.
Come on, you can't call a guy a hack cause he's directed a few duds. PotA was a turd, Sleepy Hollow was slightly better, but this guy has created some true classics: Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood.There's the difference, CREATED, when given other people's work he tends to get creative too. And he should not be allowed to do that. The original movie is a horrific bastardization of the book, and Tim Burton is certainly the one who understands the mind of Dahl best. I just hope that for once he sticks to the text instead of going off on unnecessary wholesale invention. The book is short enough, and has no scenes that are very hard to realize with CG, so there's no need to really cut or change anything.