Thursday, 29 January 2015

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Title - Edward Scissorhands  

Year of release - 1990

Genre - Fantasy/Drama

Length - 1 hour 45 minutes

Rating - 12

Director - Tim Burton

Writer(s) - Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson

Who is in it? - Johnny Depp as Edward, Winona Ryder as Kim, Dianne West as Peg, Anthony Michael Hall as Jim and Kathy Baker as Joyce to name a few.

What's it about? - Edward Scissorhands is the emotional story written by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson. In a small American suburban town lies a castle upon a large hill. In this castle lives the most extravagent and meticulous invention ever created. This invention is the boy Edward Scissorhands. However Edward has not yet been finished and has the unusual choice of scissors for his hands.

Edward has spent many years after his creator passed on living in this castle on his own. To Edwards suprise one day a very kind hearted Avon lady comes to the castle and discovers Edward. She makes an on the spot decision and decided to take Edward home with her to her family.

Edward is welcomed into the home and quickly becomes well liked by family and neighbors alike. However as time goes by all this quickly worsens for Edward and he finds him self in danger. Kim, Peg's daughter is able to see past everything and is able to fully understand Edward and her feelings towards him.

Edward is again left to spend many years on his own in the castle.

Is it any good? - This is a very emotional and loving film, following Edward through his acceptance into the community and the drama that follows after. Johnny Depp portrays his character with sheer passion and drive, I cannot fault anything about this man. Winona Ryder as Kim is a perfect choice and she shows her character to the full emotion of true love. Dianne West as Peg is outstanding, she portrays the epitome of an Avon lady and a huge hearted lady.

Why should I watch it? - All in all this film is a must watch and is enjoyable for all.

How do you rate it overall? - 10/10

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