Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A Broadway musical brought to the screen, played straight by the bad boy we all love Johnny Depp. Tim Burton directing his wife and Mr Scissorhands in a gore fest set in dark dank London I mean are you not sold on the concept?!
Tarantino bloody, Burton certainly had a good time with this one. Depp is at once old and timeless enough that moms and their daughters do the cricket sounds without shame..
I was left with the same dread that I got from Gangs of New York. The acts that propel this film require only one response, and then we are left watching the horror play out as our shell of a lead plays the hand dealt him..

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