The Goriest Love of All
If you hate musicals, boy have I got a movie for you. You’ll begin to love musicals after! Indeed, Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street reminded me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, only with less of the hues. This movie is one heck of a “Children-Don’t-You-Dare-Watch-This!” thing. And as for those Harry Potter fans, say hello to Snape and Scabbers loathsome for not being… Snape and Scabbers!
Anyway, after his marvelous execution in Charlie, Johnny Depp once again puts the zest in the usual good-goody almost-perfect heroes Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt would usually portray. In Sweeney Todd, he (Benjamin Parker a.k.a Todd) talks less, sings a lot but more importantly he grins and scowls just right. Hello to the bloodstains, blood sprinkles and blood outpours!
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There was a barber and his wife
And she was beautiful!
Shifting to the conclusion: the moral lesson is “Not everything is about Revenge.” Todd has to think over a million times before doing something nasty. He always needed Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) to help him calm down and plan first before going off his rocker.
Seriously Alan Rickman (Judge Turpin a.k.a “Snape in English fashion”) looked pathetic as an aristocrat. Obviously, he’s only recognizable as Snape and no one else. Translation: He must compromise with this acting. On the other hand, Timothy Spall (Beadle Banford) looked so much like a ne’er-do-well clown that he almost looked like Penguin (of The Batman).
Minus the previous comments, lousy yet unforgivable editing and nauseous special effects, I liked this movie. Thanks to the story, Depp’s acting, costume design, blood pours and the color.
Note: If I get invited to a Halloween party next time, I’d be Sweeney Todd. Hehe.
I’ll steal you, Johanna
I’ll steal you
Do they think that walls can hide you?
Even now I’m at your window
I am at the dark beside you
Buried sweetly in your yellow hairrrrrr.