Friday, October 28, 2005

Edward Scissorhands

Wife has wanted me to see this one for a while now, so we put it in the queue, and watched it. This one was odd in a generally good way.

On the good side, it was visually very striking. Terrific contrast between the gray of the castle, and the pastel of suburbia. The characters were really interesting and well played. (It was neat to see a young Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.)

Storywise, the movie was an interesting adaptation of Frankenstein. Edward was the misunderstood creation trying to fit in; you never really saw much of "the inventor". And as you'd expect from a Frankenstein movie, it ended a bit sad, (although it certainly could have been a lot more tragic).

On the bad side, while the suburbanites were clearly supposed to be stereotypes, (which was fun in most of the characters), we get to see yet another psychotic/evil religious character. I suppose they were still in vogue back in 1990. (As if they aren't, still.)

Not a movie that I'm just dying to see again or own, but it was amusing for the evening.

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