I found this surprisingly laid-back, and more humorous than other Tim Burton movies. The greatest pleasure offered is the villain, perhaps the most interesting witch in movie history. Her cracked-skin nature is also something fresh (me have not seen such before), her sexuality amazing, her passive and quick-acting personality welcome (check for example how she does not waste time to get to meet her old lover), and her beauty so incredible that she can easily be forgiven for her great cruelty. Another surprise is the sex scene, which I enjoyed a lot. Good humor there.