Alongside his other great triumphs, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood & Sweeney Todd, Big Fish finds Burton pushing for something more personal than his usual ironic reinvention. Finding a context for imaginative imagery through the story of a son connecting with his father's legacy of tall tales, Burton's film employs carnivalesque magical realism & southern gothic folklore to create a picaresque fable rife with emotion.
Once upon a time I watched this somewhat magical movie that's based around a series of tall tales told by a father to his son. Whilst the tales themselves I found to be a tad tedious to watch it's worth the investment as they build up to a fantastic ending and the ultimate morale of the story. The end.
„It doesn’t always make sense and the most of it never happened.“ I have to admit that I love this film and that it is one of my Tim Burton favorites. The way Burton tells about the divergence of different views on reality and about the power of imagination is full of exceptional pictures and well supported by Danny Elfman’s score (although it’s not his best one).
Un grande potenziale sfruttato decisamente male. La storia è piena di spunti estremamente interessanti ed originali che avrebbe potuto dare vita ad una pellicola di altissimo livello, ma che in realtà soffrono uno sceneggiato noioso e dei personaggi mal caratterizzati. Prende 3 stelle solo perchè la regia di Burton non delude mai.