Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I mean just look at those bad boys. Each set is so unique and vivid and works perfectly to stimulate and emotional response from the audience. Burton gets a lot of heat for starting his movies off gray, british and bland, but that's only so he can make the introduction of color that much more significant.
So once the movie begins to kick off and we've established that Charlie Bucket and his family are literally in the brink of poverty we begin to understand the real stakes of this factory tour. All the music in this movie thus far has been mostly grand, emotional, and mystical. Everything feels so bleak and hopeless and then once the factory doors finally open we're greeted with this.
It's sugary ridiculousness borders on the psychotic. It's a perfect way of showing how distant Wonka's psyche is from the poverty and hardships that surround him. It also serves as a way of presenting his egomania to the children of the parents who are about to willingly allow a mad man escort their children around a chocolate factory.
All about that symmetry. I'm gonna cap off my review here but let me just say that what I love most about Burton is that he seems like he cares deeply about the films he makes. Even after watching this movie about a bazillion times I still find myself catching little details that make the whole experience enjoyable again. I can honestly say that I think this film couldn't have been pulled off by any current mainstream director quite as well.