The movie was total eye candy; I wouldn't expect any less from Tim Burton.

I was a big fan of the original Washington Irving story, which takes less time to read than this movie takes to watch.

What's interesting, though, is that Irving had a very dark sense of humor, and the short story is infused with several macabre references to death and decapitation. It would have been interesting to see Burton incorporate more of these into the flick; my companion and I found the movie very funny, usually uninentionally so. The few attempts at humor seemed very flat and out-of-place, and that's sad considering what might have been.

Interestingly enough, I went to high school with a girl name Katie Van Tassell, who somewhat resembled Katrina Van Tassell - Christina Ricci's character in the movie.