Sweeney Todd Review
Despite Oscar buzz, audiences heavily steered clear of Tim Burton's horror musical, Sweeney Todd. I, however, was excited to see it because of all the buzz and nominations its been getting. Besides, there is not much else on the market. The first 20 minutes or so are hard to get via. Perhaps it was weird to see these actors belting out tunes or as a result of each time you overlook it was a musical, there's one other music. But every time they started singing, it felt actually inappropriate and awkward. Around the time little Toby (played by the lovable Ed Sanders) will get on screen for the primary time, you are feeling a little better because he's simply so cute. This was also the first musical number that wasn't so moody and darkish. Not that I did not respect the moody and the dark because I did and if you see this movie, anticipate lots of that. It just took a little bit of getting used to. You think of musicals as enjoyable extravagant numbers with dancing and dazzle and all that jazz, but this movie is much from that. The numbers usually are not particularly catchy or enjoyable, but disturbing and twisted. Try to read my other movie review I Could Love You If You'd Let Me - movie review by 123Movies.haus. However, by the point Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter started singing and dancing about placing lifeless folks into meat pies, I was offered. The rest of the movie is simply as delightfully darkish and comical. It was a great story with several surprising turns that had me thinking "I should have seen this coming." It was properly written and well filmed, with a rare cast. You have to applaud the leads, Depp and Carter, for taking the cinematic danger they did. Both of them are on my listing of best actors of all time and this film is one of the the reason why. Another nice casting was the all the time nice, Alan Rickman, who seamlessly portrays the creepy, perverted Judge Turpin, that Depp's character is obsessive about killing. Fun fact for Harry Potter followers: his trustworthy sidekick Beadle in the movie was performed by Timothy Spall, who's the Wormtail to Rickman's Snape within the Harry Potter franchise. Spall is one guy that I would love to see solid in a likeable role. He's a great actor, but he plays the identical ratty little evil minion in each film. But he was nice along with everyone else. Even Sacha Baron Cohen, who I hate with a fiery passion, was enjoyable. And who knew Borat might sing? The verdict: test it out. It certainly deserves all the excitement it's been getting. It has something for everyone, should you don't thoughts a little throat slitting here and there. Do you suppose it is incorrect that seeing it put me in the mood for a meat empanada? Whatever, it was delicious and at least there were no lawyers or monks in mine.