Tim Burton's Corpse Bride



Why bother with the Tim Burton part of the Corpse Bride title? For you'd have to be deader than a headless zombie not to spot his smudgy fingerprints all over this glum rom-com - with each trademark outsider obsession routinely chopped off with all the precision of an Edward Scissorhands hedge sculpture.

It's a shame, then, that his passion project disappoints - especially for those expecting The Nightmare Before Christmas 2. It looks gorgeous and has stand-out voicework (Christopher Lee, Emily Watson, Richard E Grant), but Bride has little of its stop-motion animation predecessor's magic - its weaker songs even verging on the irritating.

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