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I'm not really a huge fan of Tim Burton, but I will admit I like the style of this movie, as much as it pains me to say. I've got to say, when you think of a fairy-tale type set up, with a punk industrial scissor-handed fella walking around, it sounds kind of flip-flopped, and it doesn't seem like it could EVER work.
Yet, nonetheless, it works for Tim Burton. I really, especially like the way the sets are. Clean, similar, and extremely suburban. The main character is a typical high school girl with teddy bears on her bed, the mother sells Avon accessories, the boyfriend is your average football leather-head I mean COME ON! This sounds bleak and used up! Which again, is why I like it all the more, because It really WORKS. You've got the contrast of your average suburban dream land life, and this "thing" with scissors for hands walking around. It's like a modern day Beauty and The Beast.
Hey wait a minute! (You'll have to have seen Beauty and The Beast to get this) Gaston is the Leather-headed boyfriend, Belle (is quite obvious, please), The beast (again, obvious), Belle's quirky parent is the mother who sells Avon. Wow.
Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Tweak it.
As a work of literature, I guess you could really dig deep down for a ton of hidden meanings: Edward spices up the neighborhoods life showing the imperfections in even a "perfect" appearing community, Edward and Kim fall in love (I guess) showing that inner beauty is what's important. It's very artistic, as well, in terms of set, lighting, and character placement. I noticed in one scene, where Kim was twirling around in fake snow, the lighting was hazy and twinkly, which appeared very fairy-tale like.
Hey, I'm not saying that it's an oscar-winning beauty of a film. But as an experiment, I'd say it was successful. I really admire the challenge. His style in this film was very similar to a movie by my favorite director (Wes Anderson), so I'm not complaining.
Yay for successful experiments.