Sleepy Hollow

Movie Reviews | Nov 19th, 1999

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Starring Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Ray Park, Christina Ricci
Written By: Andrew Kevin Walker
Directed By: Tim Burton

I’ve been waiting for this movie ever since I first saw it’s teaser trailer. Then I saw the second trailer with some great shots of the headless horsemen and that got me more excited about the movie.

I liked this movie so much, I saw it twice on it’s opening weekend. The headless horsemen (Christopher Walken/Ray Park) was a total bad ass, the scenery was fabulous and I thought the story was good. Even though Tim Burton and company didn’t write it originally, they distorted it a lot and I feel they did for the better. The film may be, in some parts, gory but I didn’t have a problem with it. I usually don’t like movies that are scary because I’m a wuss. But I was laughing when people lost their heads. Yes, I’m turning into a sick evil fuck, I know! I thought the beheadings were done very well and the stunts/swords play were excellent. I see Ray Park (aka Darth Maul) becoming a big name actor or stunt man.

There’s one scene were it looks slightly similar to the end of Star Wars: Episode One and I thought the scene with the two guys (names withheld) fighting the headless horsemen should have been at the end of the film. I think that is the best part of the movie but there’s some other good fighting/action scenes with the headless horsemen. Johnny Depp was superb as Ichabod Crane, who is now a constable instead of a schoolteacher. He delivers some nice one liners in the movie which I think the movie needed since there was some headless guy chopping up people’s heads.

Is it just me, or does all the guys out there like the boos tee’s on the females like I do..WOW! But anyway, Some of the people I went with to see it the 2nd night didn’t like it as much and thought it was cheesy. But I don’t pay attention to what they say anyway about movies so whatever. The only complaint I have is that the ending could have used some work. I think Tim burton was one of the few directors I think who could have pulled this movie off and I think he did a awesome job. Fans of Tim Burton’s movies must see this!

Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 105 minutes
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