Which Tim Burton and Brian DePalma films made the cut?
'Alice in Wonderland' (2009)
This spot could have been taken by any number of latter-day Tim Burton efforts ("Dark Shadows," "Planet of the Apes" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" all come to mind), but "Alice" is the biggest offender -- and we mean "biggest" in that it grossed over $1 billion worldwide, despite being among the prolific director's very worst films. "Alice" offered a wonderland full of eye-catching art design, bright, bold costumes, and endless CG effects (which looked bad in the post-converted 3D, by the way) that was all expertly captured by D.P. Dariusz Wolski, an ace at blending reality with CG, as seen in "Dark City," "Prometheus" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films. It's a shame, then, that Burton seemingly had little interest in telling a good story, avoiding shop-worn cliches or eliciting anything other than shrill, over-the-top pantomime from most of his A-list cast. Only star Mia Wasikowska, actually quite good as Alice, emerged unscathed.