Aftermarket Movie Review: Sweeny Todd

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Sweeny Todd

I’ve mentioned what a fan of Brad Pitt I am. Johnny Depp is another one of those fun actors that I really enjoy. He’s had some great roles in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, and Edward Scissorhands to name a few. Depp’s latest, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is certainly on par with his other movies (maybe not the complexity of Captain Jack Sparrow). In fact, I loved it.

I really enjoyed the music, particularly the contrast between the two main characters, Sweeny Todd and Mrs. Lovett. While Todd is singing about slashing throats with his razor Mrs. Lovett goes on about daisies. His songs are brooding and hers have a sort of sweetness about them, even though they’re all quite dark. The other characters have some fun songs too, like the haunting (well I guess they’re all haunting) “I’ll steal you Johanna…”

One other thing I really liked about the movie is the Shakespearian-style tragedy. The plot gets just hairy enough to add interest without getting so crazy that it’s unbelievable. Of course, it’s a Tim Burton movie so that’s all relative anyway. With Mr. Burton you sort of have to assume that some things are possible that are not regularly possible, which by the way is something that I like about Tim Burton.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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