Edward Scissorhands is one of my favourite films – if not, my favourite film – in the entire world! It has all the elements of a good Tim Burton film; a romantic look at a quirk-laced society, through the eyes of an oddball outsider.
When I was a kid, I remember fighting tooth and nail to watch this film, because my Mother thought, it would scare me. I remember, sneaking to watch it, while my mother was busy doing something else in another room. I was always busted by my brother. Now their reasoning, always baffled my younger self. Because, what they saw as an odd, scary assault on my – still developing – psyche, I saw as absolutely beautiful.
And it is, it is an absolutely, positively, beautifully done film. It's Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, at their finest. It has a great cast, who just add to the emotional depth of the entire freaking thing! It is sweet without being annoying, it is dark without being scary, it's funny in all the right places and it's just emotionally touching. It is touching and It does just, touch you so much. And it stays with you. It stayed with me. It was my first lesson in compassion.
So my advice is, watch it and show it to as many kids as possible. Because with all the crap, that is on TV and in the cinemas now, they could be watching much worse!