Well, first the short review: I was expecting a cool-looking film, but not much of a plot, since it's Tim Burton... and I was right. Darn. I do wish they'd put a little more imagination into the story itself, or wish he'd collaborate with somebody to help add more interest. But the animation and camerawork was just so fascinating - beautiful, imaginative, amazing. Loved that! *G* All those ravens? Was anybody else thinking of "The Brothers Grimm".
BTW, to anybody who hasn't seen it yet, make sure you read the name on the brassplate on the piano; it's not Steinway, it's Harryhausen - a tribute to the great stop-action special fx man, Ray Harryhausen. And among the actors from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in this movie are Christopher Lee... AND Deep Roy (as the "Napoleon Bonaparte" type character). Speaking of which....
"Don't make a move! I've got a... a dwarf!" *G*
(omg... watching Black Adder and getting to see Fry and Laurie in it for the first time! It's the wartime (WWI?) set of episodes. Hugh is all Bertie Wooster, and Stephen is in a dressing gown, wearing a "moustache protector", talking all gruff English-like.