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- Genre:Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Display Format:10th Anniversary Edition; Widescreen; Checkpoint
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- undersmokeMar 31, 2007by
Fairy Tale Story With Modern Parallels
Tim Burton is a strange character, and he has a different sort of mind. But in that mind there is a lot of brilliance. He has brought us a lot of fantasy type movies and movies that make us just go "What was he thinking?". That's definitely not a bad thing as he has given us gems like A Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Big Fish, and Edward Scissorhands. Edward Scissorhands is a story about a scientist (played by Vincent Price) who makes a boy but dies before he can put the boy's hands on him, so he still just has scissors for hands. Later an Avon lady comes to call on the house where the boy, Edward (played by Johnny Depp), lives. She sees that he is all by himself, so she brings him home with her to live with her family. They find that he is a very shy but talented boy. He can do many different things with his scissors that others can't, like do hedgework, cut hair on dogs and humans, and ice sculpt. But his scissorhands also make certain things for him very difficult, like eating and shaking hands. He is viewed as eccentric for a while, then he is viewed as an outsider and people want him to leave. Edward Scissorhands is kind of parallel for me in my life. When I was younger, a family from Laos moved into our neighborhood. It was a small town with mostly white people. The town hadn't really had an Asian family in their midst before, and many people didn't know how to react. But after seeing Edward Scissorhands, I realized how this movie was similar to that. I got to know an Asian boy from the family who was the same age as me. Like Edward, he was eager to learn about all the things that were going on around him. He was fascinated with things that we took for granted. But he also brought in some culture to me that I had never experienced before like martial arts and other artwork that was native to him. To the few friends he had, he was a marvel. But to most of the town he was weird and an outsider. Sadly, the family left town after a few years, but the impression that he left on me was lifelong. Same thing kind of applies with Edward Scissorhands. He was a misunderstood outsider to everyone except those closest to him, and when he went back to the place where he came from, those closest to him were hurt. I definitely recommend this movie to everyone. It's a comedy, but also a sort of tragic love story at the same time. But it's not too sappy to be labeled a chick flick. It's not a realistic story, but it's a story that shows us the morality of how we should treat others regardless of how different they are.Read full review
- 862757859@delet...Jan 20, 2009by
Edward Scissorhands is one of the best movies I own. I love the little love story and the whole character of Edward. It makes you realize things about culture today and because of this I try to act differently. Edward Scissorhands is a movie everyone should see even though they might not like it.
- dreamrsmomFeb 01, 2007by
Classic.....full of humor
This is a great movie. It's full of humor, nit-wits an all around fun movie. Johnny Depp is classic in this and his wardrobe is perfect for any emo kid.