089: Big Fish — Tim Burton’s Best Southern Gothic Fantasy Film
Big Fish is about a son trying to make peace with the fictional stories of his father’s life. It’s also one of the best Tim Burton movies ever made.
Premise: A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father’s life.
RottenTomatoes Score: 77%
In this episode:
- Scott finally watched Aliens. He gives his thoughts on it, and how it fared against the original film in the series.
- Both of the Podcast Boys have seen Thor: Ragnorak; what did we think? We’re positive overall, but we did have a few issues.
- Stranger Things season 2 found it’s way in for a bit
- Max continues on Halt and Catch Fire, one of 2017’s most acclaimed shows
Questions we ask:
- With us each having seen it a few times, does Big Fish’s emotional ending still hold up?
- Is it possible to watch a beloved movie again with a more critical eye?
- What does Tim Burton do here that we like so much more than his normal films?
- How much do the nested stories and unreliable narrator add to the storytelling?
- Did we cry?
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