Originally Posted by Silverload
I feel that Returns is underrated because for some reason, the internet feels the need to overly bash the old to make room for the new.
I think this is partially true but there's also been a notable growth of backlash towards all of Burton's projects over the last decade. I think he alienated some fans with his recent films and they're going back through his filmography and realizing that his good films are quickly becoming the minority. Also a lot of people are turned off by the lack of originality in the projects he's been choosing and the fact that his movies have been embraced by the "Hot Topic" culture. I've always felt that the man was style over substance, and that Ed Wood was easily his best film.