Dont get it...unrealistic
I always make sure it's hidden inside a copy of Razzle
Whenever an adult came to the till with one of the Harry Potters with a grown-up cover, she'd say "You know they're a pound cheaper in the children's section?" Apparently the number of dirty looks she got was amazing.
It's just a book. Having a go at adults reading it was quite a fun, reactionary opinion to have in 2006. Sneery, but quite enjoyable. There's plenty of amazing books which are considered children's literature. I read the HP books to my kids. I didn't get the appeal, but I've read plenty of books aimed at adults that were written worser.
However I would say that the people who don't read anything until they decide to read the book "everyone's talking about" (be it Da Vinci Code, 50 shades, twilight or HP) are missing out on all the other books. If they enjoyed those books, I don't get why they wouldn't be curious enough to read other books afterwards.
But I guess people have busy lives and there's lots of things out there competing for your interest.
eg. Thurston Moore, Portishead, Mike Patton/Melvins, My Bloody Valentine, GYBE etc.
I expect the Animal Collective one will have a younger crowd
And I find the experience very realistic.
but i appreciate it's ability to act as a relationship filtration system.
to a girl, everytime i've gone out with someone who had a thing about this film and tim burton in general, they've turned out to be a massive mental and completely not worth the hassel that they inevitably cause.
so now my rule is....if there's burton on the brain i'm out of the game.
I didn't take your advice though.
but the story and the songs really don't do it for me. I'm usually a Danny Elfman fan but in NBC it all seems a bit forced and unappealing (I think the problem's mostly with the words rather than the music, not sure if that's Danny Elfman's fault or someone else)
They showed a video beforehand of Burton's achievements and it really made me a convert to the Burton cause.
cos it's entertaining, the music's good, and the animation is great
beats the snowman every time (although i prefer the corpse bride)
The arguement was that person a (not me) thought that the film was a 'crossover success' and that it 'brought animation out of the cultural ghetto of childhood' and that 'most people were aware of and liked it'.
I asked everyone at the party (over the space of the next hour) whether they had a) heard of or seen 'Nightmare before Christmas' and b) if they liked it.
The majority of folk at that party (age range between 25 and 40, demographic mostly ABC1, mostly 'hip') couldn't give a fuck about it.
With the exception of people who were borderline goth or who had a goth period in their past.
“On a scale of very good; good; satisfactory; bad and very bad, how would you rate the music?”
I enjoyed all of this ^
very good; good; satisfactory; bad or very bad.
Henry Selick is underrated, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline are also excellent.
It's hardly obscure
What's this? There's something very wrong.
don't like tim burton though. never have, never will.
not Batman/Batman Returns?
not Edward Scissorhands?
not Ed Wood?
none of those
with excellent animation, not one of my favourite films but it's solid and makes me feel nostalgic.
that is EVEN more unrealistic
that's pretty realistic
and THEN becomes completely unrealistic.
It's an enjoyable watch, but I didn't understand the mad love it got when it came out.
to another DiSer. NoNoNoRobots brought up this exact point I believe. STOP RIPPING OFF OTHER Disers jokes, yeah?
I'm not queuing up with the rest of the droogs, so you will have to get my cutlery for me.
I hate musicals.