04 July 2010
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Like the Grinch, but a skeleton.
So basically: In Hallowe'en Town, Jack Skellington is bored of the same old thing of scaring people and goes off into the forest. There he finds the door to Christmas Town, where he is instantly drawn into this unusual new holiday. He runs back to his own world to tell the others about Christmas Town, but they just don't understand. In an attempt to explain it to them, he looks into the scientific method and decides to take Christmas upon himself and the other inhabitants of Hallowe'en Town.
When you take away everything awesome about it, this movie sucks. I'm so angry with this film! Without looking at it with a critical eye, it's just a fun movie with awesome musical numbers. And of course it's a cult classic, so I'm defs going to get an earful from everyone. Can I also add to the fire that I hate Tim Burton? Yeah. Srs, tho. Poor, poor perfect Jack, so bored with his perfect life. He even says that he's good at everything! And then he discovers Christmas Town and steals it from all the children of the real world - just like the Grinch! Why doesn't anyone find this appalling? They KIDNAP Santy Claus! And Sally is basically useless in this whole thing. How is she totes in love with a guy she doesn't even talk to? It's totes just a celebrity crush. Geez, give her some more depth than being blindly in love with Jack, will you?
No, this totes does not deserve the "prestige" of the list. And it's not a great film at all! Watch it for the fun of it, but don't pay too much attention to the plot, tho. You've been warned.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!