Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Jon Stewart was right. Hollywood needed a big hug last year. Between No Country for Old Men and Sweeney Todd, I’ve had about all the murder and mayhem I can take. 

Sweeney Todd is an old story, dating back to the mid-1800s, and despite knowing the basic outline of the story, I had never seen or read any incarnation. Until last night when I watched the movie version starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

This may well be the bloodiest movie I have ever seen. I liked the overall look of the film, very dark and forbidding like all of Tim Burton’s movies. And Johnny Depp is always great. However I’m not a big fan of musicals and found this subject matter quite disturbing. Plus, the story was predictable and the songs were unmemorable. I imagine there are many people who would disagree with me on those points, but there you have it. Certainly should be more appealing to those of heartier stock than me.


About suitejen

Writer. Video Editor. Mama.
This entry was posted in Movies, Reviews. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

  1. Cammy says:

    Hmmm… doesn’t sound like one I want to run out and see, though I was curious about it when it came out. I’ll steer clear now!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s