Saturday, April 5, 2008

Movie Review: Sweeney Todd (2007)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman
Director: Tim Burton
Genre: Drama
Rating: R

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are together again and this time they are taking on the popular Broadway musical of the same name. Depp plays the deranged barber who is out for revenge against those who took away his family. Mrs. Burton a.k.a. Helena Bonham Carter plays the barber's new love interest. On his way to his path of revenge they concoct a twisted and gruesome money making venture.

Sweeney Todd is well designed and the singing is entertaining from all involved. Burton definitely doesn't hold back on some of the close shaves. Watch your step because the blood does flow in this one. The carnage works in unison with the dark London background that hangs over the entire film. The movie does get a boost from Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) who plays a rival. He is an odd little character who throws some comedy in the fold.

This is definitely for the Burton-Depp fans out there. I'm usually not one for musicals, but this kept my interest and was intriguing to me.

"At last! My arm is complete again!"

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