Big Fish: The One That Got Away

Big Fish: The One That Got Away

There are 2 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 10, 2003, titled Big Fish: The One That Got Away. In it, Newsday reports that:

Tim Burton plays up the fun but misses the point in this fable-like, quasi-Gumpish odyssey of a remarkable young man who may exist only in the mind.

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Michael F Madsen

Courtenay, Canada

#1 Feb 4, 2008
Hmmmm, " Burton fails to give.....any reason to care about the characters", "....Big Fish has no power at all." Hello? OK, so you've read the book and the film didn't match up. Big deal, get over yourself, you sound like a whiney snivelling kid. What you self indulgent film critics forget, is to use the word 'I' instead of 'you' and 'audience'. You hardly speak for 'the' audience. But then again, thanks for 'your' opinion.
MasterOfHisOwnDo main


#2 Feb 17, 2008
I highly recommend this film. It's charming, emotional and a modern fairytale. It is clear that Burton poured his heart and soul into this piece, because by the end of it you feel for all the characters.

Simply sensational..

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