Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Edward Scissorhands
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price

An old inventor creates a man named Edward, but dies before he is complete, so Edward ends up alone in an empty mansion with scissors for hands. This funny, sad, and touching fable deals with prejudice and fear of the unknown. Johnny Depp is wonderfully clumsy and awkward in the title role, and Dianne Wiest and Alan Arkin are simply adorable as the overly affable suburban parents who take him in. The film is visually stunning, like you can expect from Tim Burton. The colourful suburban houses, cars, and costumes are a treat. Danny Elfman wrote the memorable score.