kaya 🕯’s review published on Letterboxd:
second rewatch. here’s a farrago of thoughts:
christopher walken’s cheekbones. yeah.
my face hurts from smiling so much. i don’t know how this film manages to be so macabre and yet funny and self-aware. it’s perfect without even trying. its assemblage of unique, interesting characters made this film what it is. in my opinion, this film isn’t even about a series of plot events. it’s purely about the characters. and that singular, gothic burton style elevates them in such a riveting manner. it’s odd, yes—but a well-crafted oddity. a macabre little sonnet.
christopher walken’s scary villain growl. yeah.
additionally—what a marvel of screenwriting.
“mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it. but a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it.”
—“bruce wayne—why are you dressed up as batman?”
—“because he is batman, you moron.”
i love finding films that i genuinely adore that happen to feature chris. i can’t even tell you how thankful i am for this film.