Well, obviously crunching a 6 year soap opera timeline into an hour and a half film means there will have to be some errors when comparing to the original series. The biggest thing that annoyed me was this quandry. Wasn't Maggie Evans a waitress and washed painters daughter in the original series? If so (spoiler) why did writers feel compelled to make Victoria Winters birth name Maggie Evans?
In all I am a fan. Burton rarely lets me down, though as a fan of some history, part of it being Lincoln and the Cival War; I have yet to see Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer. I think it's sad that we live in a society where we see a fiction about him as a Vampire killer before really seeing a good modern day Bio epic.
But i'm off topic.
Depp pulled off the difficult part of being what other wise is a contradiction; The "Good" Bad Guy. Burton did not put humor over chill and awe so the amount of comedy in it didn't kill it. I enjoyed the film. Of Depps films, this along with Sweeney Todd are two I plan to add to my very selective DVD collection. And Oh yes..Public Enemies as well.
Ever have that feeling, in your house all alone in the dark? You've locked up, and tucked in, but sense that someone who doesn't belong there is sneaking along the shadows?