Monday, July 20, 2009

Big Fish - January 2004

Not Recommended

Tim Burton is one of the most visually imaginative directors currently working ("Sleepy Hollow," "Batman," "Edward Scissorhands") but he sometimes misfires ("Planet of the Apes"). "Big Fish" is a misfire. It is visually impressive on occasion, but has a rather weak story that just didn’t grab me. It’s the story of a dying a man who has told tall tales to his now-adult son all his life. Now that the end is near, the son wants to hear some real family history but all he gets is more fantasy. We see the larger-than-life stories in flashback, but it’s all too obvious that something is not quite right.

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