Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

The bad news first: this a not Tim Burton at its best. The fact that Sweeney Todd is a musical and the rigid codes that this format usually presents have limited a bit of his creativity and, sometimes, they don't let the movie flow the way it could/should. The good news: Sweeney Todd still has loads of things that make it a must-see. A visual gothic orgy in the way it presents London during the 19th century, its twisted humour, Johnny Depp still as good as ever and, most of all, watching an almost colourless screen being invaded by blood and suddenly becoming covered in red.


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