Tim Burton rules...
May 26, 2000 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Tim Burton rules... Tim Burton's latest directing gig is for Timex, and I'm thrilled to see that his dark mind isn't stifled in 30 seconds. The commercial is just as edgy and tasty as you'd expect.
posted by schmarley (8 comments total)
Coincidentally, I bought one of these watches two days ago - really nice. Er, uhm, nice ads, too.
posted by hijinx at 10:41 AM on May 26, 2000

Dang, I can't get the high bandwidth movie to load.

Does anyone know if his animated short movies mentioned in Wired are online yet?
posted by mathowie at 10:53 AM on May 26, 2000

Looks like Trinity, Neo and Morpheus can now synchronize their watches ala Parker Lewis. Mr. Burton isn't really doing anything new other than incorporating watches into a Matrix theme.
posted by inviolable at 12:36 PM on May 26, 2000

Too bad his official site is not yet completed...
posted by riffola at 3:11 PM on May 26, 2000

I wasn't expect anything innovative, though it does beg the question of why Tim Burton had to direct it, beyond the celeb name... Still a fun ad.

Burton does need to reinvent himself, though. At least he's over black and white stripes.
posted by dan_of_brainlog at 3:16 PM on May 26, 2000

As long as they don't can him and have Joel Schumacher direct the next 2 (ala batman), everything will be fine.

I had heard a rumor that Burton might be back for the next batman, anyone else hear something similar?
posted by Mick at 3:58 PM on May 26, 2000

Don't waste your time DLing. Ugh. Tim Burton should stick to movies.

Hasn't anyone had enough Batman, Superman, and overexposedman movies? If Hollywood really wants to pull ideas from the comic book world then perhaps they should do something interesting like Sandman, Hellblazer, or Preacher.
posted by john at 10:46 PM on May 26, 2000

They should just get on their knees and inhale Alan Moore's manhood is what they should do. That man is simply fucking brilliant.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen kicks ass.
posted by Ezrael at 11:24 PM on May 26, 2000

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