Just not very good. The story, and especially screenplay, are so undercooked it’s laughable at times. For me, Burton would have had a far better career as an art director.
The best performance? Basil Exposition 9/10ths of the way through. You know you’re fucked when the compromised big bad has to poorly explain the entirety of what you’ve just watched.
It’s utterly nonsensical. A film truly lost in the edit and probably ill-conceived on the shoot. Throwing everything at the dartboard never works. Not a sliver of this stands up to a modicum of scrutiny.
So bad it makes you question the goodwill generated by his previous film.
Holy plots Batman!