Friday, December 21, 2007

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd...

So yes, I did get to go see it, and yes, it is quite good. Depp's pop-y voice did not bother me nearly as much as did the girl from Phantom of the Opera, and frankly speaking, he was born to play that part (along with Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovitt).
Burton's direction was infringing as usual but it worked perfectly for an overblown, operatic story with its overblown, operatic visuals. Three things stood out in particular: Sweeney running through the streets offering shaves to those who cannot hear him (from the trailer), Johnny Depp's expression throughout Mrs. Lovitt's visions of a happy future, and of course, "A Little Priest", where the loping visuals and blocking matched perfectly the loping, overlapping voices Sondheim dreamt up.

As I said before, Four and a Half Razors out of Five.

1 comment:

Erasmus said...

The same rating as before? Even for the big screen? You certainly are one to "never forget, never forgive." I'm honestly surprised, or did the movie theater forget to give you a real chair too?