Before my screening of Captain America: Civil War, I was treated to an IMAX 3D rendering of Tim Burton talking for a good minute about the above trailer. This means for an entire minute I was looking at Tim Burton in the highest possible resolution, jutting from my screen like an electrified madman. I, being the considerate soul that I am, found a cut of the trailer that excised the Burton and just gave you a look at Disney’s NEXT release (they’re printing them like commemorative coins this year) Alice Through the Looking Glass.
I’ve gone on ad nauseum about my feelings regarding the first film, and Tim Burton is not directing this outing, James Bobit (The Muppets) is. They’re not following the plot of the second Carroll novel, since they sort of smushed the two books together in the first film. So, while I admit this does look fantastic, I’m not sure that it can overcome the fact that Johnny Depp is in it and is beginning to look increasingly self-aware of his alien nature. Regardless, it opens opposite X-Men: Apocalypse and the sure-to-be still potent juggernaut of Civil War. This may be one Disney film that doesn’t make a billion dollars. That’s ok. Finding Dory comes out three weeks later. DISNEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
I really liked about 85% of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and I went into the theater waiting for Johnny Depp to run off the rails and he and Burton to perform their mad mutual career destruction act. I had quite forgotten all of that and was prepared to give it a good review when the FUTTERWACKING showed up and I don’t think I’ve seen something tank what could have been a good movie so badly at the end in my life. So naturally there’s a sequel just around the corner.
I really liked about 85% of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and I went into the theater waiting for Johnny Depp to run off the rails and he and Burton to perform their mad mutual career destruction act. I had quite forgotten all of that and was prepared to give it a good review when the FUTTERWACKING showed up and I don’t think I’ve seen something tank what could have been a good movie so badly at the end in my life. So naturally there’s a sequel next summer.
Latest vs. Greatest looks at directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters and composers to assess the state of their career as it stands. We’ll look back at the latest 10 movies the artist has done, rate them and then average them out to see where they stand today. We’ll also rank their 10 greatest movies and give them the same treatment to compare what they have been doing to their very best work. (A quick side-note: if an artist is/has been a regular on a TV show we’ll also grade the seasons individually; artists need 10 projects to qualify).
If there’s an actor more maddening and frustrating to movie lovers than Johnny Depp, I can’t come up with a name. Depp is, undeniably, monumentally talented. He’s preternaturally gifted at physical comedy, drama and every nuance to be found between the two. From his first film Friday the 13th, to his breakout stardom on TV in 21 Jump Street, Depp moved from teen idol to eclectic indie film star. He was rather notorious for never doing blockbuster films. Then, in 2003, a movie based on a ride at Disneyland of all things catapulted him into mega-stardom and, simultaneously, began a chain of events that have laid low his entire career. Continue reading Johnny Depp’s Latest 10 Movies vs. Greatest 10 Movies→
Johnny Depp signed a contract to reprise his role as The Mad Hatter in an Alice sequel shortly after the colossal box office turd that was The Lone Ranger, so we knew an Alice sequel (presumably based on Through the Looking Glass…but then I wouldn’t have presumed that futterwacking would make its way into Alice in Wonderland) was coming.