Why does it seem Tim Burton lost his touch around 2005 starting with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

To me films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Dumbo feel like Burton's hands are tied by corporations compared to his previous live action movies.  I mean compare Burton films like Beetlejuice or Batman.

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Burton has his passion projects, and then he has what's tossed at him by the studios because they think slapping his name on it will make money.  In the same year that he made Charlie, he also made Corpse Bride... Guess which of those he actually gave a damn about.


    But keep in mind that just because a movie doesn't resonate with you doesn't mean everyone else considers it a failure.  Sweeny Todd has a serious cult following, and the Alice films have made stupid bank.


    Uggg... He's doing the live action Bambi, too.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Sweeney Todd was great.

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