History YMMV / TimBurton

15th Apr '16 7:41:50 AM Anddrix
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* HypeBacklash: Few directors are as blatant and consistent with their SignatureStyle and AuthorAppeal, so if his aesthetic isn't what you're looking for, you ''will'' experience this -- especially with the films that are adaptations. The heavy merchandising his films have gained over the years doesn't help, nor does his association with the {{Goth}} and EmoTeen subcultures.
** The HypeBacklash is so bad, there are people saying that they won't even see the movies merely ''because'' it's being marketed at Hot Topic.
*** You just ''know'' this is going to double back into [[CriticalBacklash that other trope]] one of these days.
* TheRival: A one-sided one with Creator/KevinSmith, with Smith being the one side. The two butted heads on the failed ComicBook/{{Superman}} reboot ''Superman Lives'', which Burton was to direct and Smith to write. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly claimed that Burton's ending of his ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake stole a gag from one of his [[ExpandedUniverse expanded Askewniverse]] comics, to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Smith would later use this quote on the back of his autobiography]].

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* HypeBacklash: Few directors are as blatant and consistent with their SignatureStyle and AuthorAppeal, so if his aesthetic isn't what you're looking for, you ''will'' experience this -- especially with the films that are adaptations. The heavy merchandising his films have gained over the years doesn't help, nor does his association with the {{Goth}} and EmoTeen subcultures.
** The HypeBacklash is
subcultures. This has gotten so bad, there are people saying that they won't even see the movies merely ''because'' it's being marketed at Hot Topic.
*** You just ''know'' this is going to double back into [[CriticalBacklash that other trope]] one of these days.
* TheRival: A one-sided one with Creator/KevinSmith, with Smith being the one side. The two butted heads on the failed ComicBook/{{Superman}} reboot ''Superman Lives'', which Burton was to direct and Smith to write. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly claimed that Burton's ending of his ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake stole a gag from one of his [[ExpandedUniverse expanded Askewniverse]] comics, to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Smith would later use this quote on the back of his autobiography]].
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* OldShame: One of his first films, his adaptation of ''Literature/HanselAndGretel'', is something that he is ashamed of. Considering the choices made for the film (arms grabbing sleeping children, a creepy gingerbread man trying to force a child to eat him), it's pretty understandable.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Considering that "[[PersonAsNoun Burtonesque]]" has now become a filmmaking term, it's impossible to imagine a time when his quirky gothic style was considered personally his.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: SeinfeldIsUnfunny:
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Considering that "[[PersonAsNoun Burtonesque]]" has now become a filmmaking term, it's impossible to imagine a time when his quirky gothic style was considered personally his.



* TearJerker: ''Edward Scissorhands'', ''Big Fish'', ''Corpse Bride'', ''Sweeney Todd''.

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''Edward Scissorhands'', ''Big Fish'', ''Corpse Bride'', ''Sweeney Todd''.
15th Apr '16 7:36:16 AM igordebraga
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* CriticalDissonance: Goes both ways. His highest-grossing movie is the divisive ''Alice in Wonderland'', while his only box office failure (even ''Big Eyes'' earned its budget back) was AcclaimedFlop ''Ed Wood''.



* ScapegoatCreator: Being a director, almost all of the movies he directed were apparently produced, directed, written, created, etc by only ''one'' person: Tim Burton. The only thing he apparently ''didn't'' do for the movies was act in them. The most recent backlash was about the recent Alice in Wonderland, which was apparently written by him despite that even looking at the credits or its page on TheOtherWiki can tell you otherwise.

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* ScapegoatCreator: Being a director, almost all of the movies he directed were apparently produced, directed, written, created, etc by only ''one'' person: Tim Burton. The only thing he apparently ''didn't'' do for the movies was act in them. The most recent backlash was about the recent Alice ''Alice in Wonderland, Wonderland'', which was apparently written by him despite that even looking at the credits or its page on TheOtherWiki can tell you otherwise.



** It's so tough to appreciate his take on Film/{{Batman}} in light of Creator/ChristopherNolan's ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.

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** It's so tough to appreciate his take on Film/{{Batman}} ''Film/{{Batman}}'' in light of Creator/ChristopherNolan's ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
29th Oct '15 6:28:09 PM BadSplice
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Some view ''Film/BigEyes'' as Burton's response to criticism that he's becoming too reliant on his SignatureStyle, through having a brighter color palate and [[Music/DannyElfman almost]] no one from his ProductionPosse showing up.
5th Sep '15 1:26:07 AM kataangluvr
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* OldShame: One of his first films, his adaptation of ''Literature/HanselAndGretel'', is something that he is ashamed of. Considering the choices made for the film (arms grabbing sleeping children, a creepy gingerbread man trying to force a child to eat him), it's pretty understandable.
7th Jul '15 7:39:14 PM NWolfman
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* AwesomeArt: His drawings.


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* GatewaySeries: Because he's one of the few hugely financially successful directors in Hollywood to retain a personal aesthetic, his films tend to be where movie buffs first learn to appreciate the people behind-the-scenes.
4th Jun '15 6:17:35 AM NWolfman
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It's so tough to appreciate his take on Film/{{Batman}} in light of Creator/ChristopherNolan's ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Considering that "[[PersonAsNoun Burtonesque]]" has now become a filmmaking term, it's impossible to imagine a time when his quirky gothic style was considered personally his.
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It's so tough to appreciate his take on Film/{{Batman}} in light of Creator/ChristopherNolan's ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
20th Nov '14 9:01:13 AM robogabriel
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* TheRival: A one-sided one with Creator/KevinSmith (with Smith being the one side). The two butted heads on the failed ComicBook/{{Superman}} reboot ''Superman Lives'', which Burton was to direct and Smith to write. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly claimed that Burton's ending of his ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake stole a gag from one of his [[ExpandedUniverse expanded Askewniverse]] comics, to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Smith would later use this quote on the back of his autobiography]].

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* TheRival: A one-sided one with Creator/KevinSmith (with Creator/KevinSmith, with Smith being the one side).side. The two butted heads on the failed ComicBook/{{Superman}} reboot ''Superman Lives'', which Burton was to direct and Smith to write. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly claimed that Burton's ending of his ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake stole a gag from one of his [[ExpandedUniverse expanded Askewniverse]] comics, to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Smith would later use this quote on the back of his autobiography]].
20th Nov '14 9:00:23 AM robogabriel
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* TheRival: A one-sided one with Creator/KevinSmith (with Smith being the one side). The two butted heads on the failed ComicBook/{{Superman}} reboot ''Superman Lives'', which Burton was to direct and Smith to write. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly claimed that Burton's ending of his ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake stole a gag from one of his [[ExpandedUniverse expanded Askewniverse]] comics, to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Smith would later use this quote on the back of his autobiography]].
20th Nov '14 9:00:05 AM robogabriel
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* TheRival: A one-sided one with Creator/KevinSmith (with Smith being the one side). The two butted heads on the failed ComicBook/{{Superman}} reboot ''Superman Lives'', which Burton was to direct and Smith to write. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly claimed that Burton's ending of his ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake stole a gag from one of his [[ExpandedUniverse expanded Askewniverse]] comics, to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Smith would later use this quote on the back of his autobiography]].
14th Nov '14 9:11:59 AM robogabriel
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* TheRival: A one-sided one with Creator/KevinSmith (with Smith being the one side). The two butted heads on the failed ComicBook/{{Superman}} reboot ''Superman Lives'', which Burton was to direct and Smith to write. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly claimed that Burton's ending of his ''Literature/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake stole a gag from one of his [[ExpandedUniverse expanded Askewniverse]] comics, to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Smith would later use this quote on the back of his autobiography]].
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