Burton is a true master of craft. This film was darker than I imagined going in, but that's because of poor marketing I imagine. This is also leagues better than the short film. I think the big problem is it being not properly marketed. Though, also the film is entirely in black and white, so after watching it I guess I wasn't super surprised that it wasn't exactly for kids. It's just good to see that Burton is cashing in on his success with Alice in the proper ways.