Director: Tim Burton
Screenplay: Andrew Kevin Walker based on the story by Washington Irving
Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, and Christopher Walkin
Ichabod Crane is summoned to Sleepy Hallow to solve a string of murders. There is legend and mystery surrounding them, but Ichabod Crane is determined to make scientific sense of it all. Disctraction comes in the form of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel for Crane, but she also brings more questions and mysteries of her own. How is Ichabod Crane to prove that these murders have been done by man and not the feared headless horseman.
This will be the second film I am to review concerning this legendary story. I am happy to admit that this film succeeds the last crappy film by several giant leaps and bounds for several reasons. The major reason being:
1. Tim Burton
He is an eccentric film making, and we may not always understand his visions. Though, the man knows how to display one magical and imaginative movie. He has a wonderful use of color in his all of his films, and this one is no different. His uses of the colors red and blue vary by being gorgeous and then frightening the next moment.
2. Johnny Depp
It is never a bad thing to have this man in a movie period, but when he does a Burton, which he does a lot, it is a combination that is difficult to top. His acting skills are pretty decent also. Yeah, that was an understatement.
3. Christopher Walken
I think that man’s name is more than plenty.
I give this film 3 Buttery Kernals.
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