Thursday, 13 August 2009

Sweeny Todd - Movie Review

Looking for something a little creepy but not overly disturbing? Try Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! I'd completely forgotten this was a musical. And boy, will you be surprised at how well these actors can sing!

Johnny Depp plays Benjamin Barker, a man unjustly accused by a local judge and sent to work on a ship for 15 years. He returns under the alias of Sweeny Todd, determined to find his wife and get revenge on the judge.

Enter Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, the woman who has a failed meat pie shop on the main floor of what used to be Barker's barbershop. The two come to an agreement, and 'Mr. Todd' opens his new barbershop, hoping to lure the judge in.

Pale make-up, dark sets and atmospheric music make this a very fun movie to watch. There is some gore - the progatonist becomes a serial killer after all - but it's kept to a minimum and almost fades to the background as you watch Todd get swallowed up in his quest for vengeance.

1 comment:

Free Movies Online said...

Thank you for reviews. There is much to like in Burton's Sweeney Todd and much not to like, a rather hit-and-miss affair.