Most visually stunning films: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice In Wonderland (2010)
By this point, it’s widespread fact: Tim Burton’s 3D take on Alice In Wonderland was a really bad movie; one that made insane amounts of money, yes, but still a disaster quality-wise. But the blockbuster’s issues were all script-related; per usual, Burton’s visuals were at times breathtaking and consistently bewildering. In other words, it was typical Tim Burton.
It’s a shame that the eccentric writer-director’s recent output hasn’t been up to his once-superlative standards, because, in his prime, Burton churned out some truly dazzling pieces of lighthearted macabre. Coated in dark color schemes and plush with his quirky imagination, Burton’s best movies play like the nightmares of a Goth kid in training—Marilyn Manson when he was still obsessing over David Bowie in middle school.