Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Edward ScissorhandsEdward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp) is an artificial man created by an inventor who has died before he can fasten the hands on his creation. The scissors have remained as Edward’s hands. He has lived in his creator’s castle until Peg (Dianne West) has invited him to stay in her home with her family. Edward has fascinated the people in his new neighborhood with his ability to create fantastic sculptures of trees and ice. Everyone has come to love Edward, including Kim (Winona Ryder). Edward and Kim have developed special feelings for each other. His sharp hands, however, have brought him into trouble in his attempts to do good for Kim and others. How many more mistakes can they allow him to make until they push him away? What will happen to the love between him and Kim?

This film is like no other. Who would have thought of scissors for hands? Johnny Depp is one brilliant actor. His facial expressions and bodily movements are fantastic in expressing his character’s wants and emotions. I like the camera works and editing of the scenes of Edward making sculptures of trees and ice. His arm movements and the mechanical control of the scissors are believably real. His movements are actually graceful! I have felt like dancing with him and going around the trees and ice as he creatively surprises me as to what figures will come out of them. It is like a therapeutic thing to do.

One of the scenes I love in this film is the seemingly snow falling from the sky. It is, however, not snow. It is the ice shavings coming from up high in the castle where Edward is busy working on his sculpture. Edward has a good heart that makes me think he will abide by my request to make some snow fall into a particular spot that I choose. Just a thought! Now, let me talk about the ending of the movie. Don’t worry. I will not be a spoiler. I just want to say that the ending is special. It is subtle yet it is touching. People who love and who have loved will definitely feel something good seeing that part of the film. I have asked myself whether it is a fantasy with a touch of reality or a reality with a touch of fantasy. Please watch it and help me decide.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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