January 1st, 2008

ATU :: Earth Clois

OMG, What An Amazing Mixed Bag... (Sweeney Todd)

What a rollercoaster that was! While I was utterly charmed by nearly all of it, I can understand the violence and blood warnings. There certainly was alot of the red stuff. Burton was at the top of his game, as he mostly is. I venture to say that this was one of his best live-actioners. He breaks your heart several times along the way, but doesn't he always? The humor is extremely dark in this one, especially in one sequence involving the duet between Todd and Antony to 'Joanna'. But you can't help laughing even as you watch it happen. He does a brilliant job of mixing the horror of what they are doing with the comedy of the piece.

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