Monday, February 09, 2009

Movie Review - "Sweeney Todd"

aka, "There Will Be Blood".

Seriously, this is the bloodiest movie I've seen in a long time. It's a musical starring Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd, a barber in Victorian England with a serious grudge. There are far more throat-slittings than songs, and by the time Sweeney goes bat-shit crazy at the end, I was having a hard time watching. About all I can say is, I don't think I'll be watching this one again any time soon - too grim. And bloody.

Oh! A couple of years ago, I went to the movies on Christmas, and it was a choice between this one and "I am Legend." I chose "I am Legend", and then worried about zombies for the rest of the day. But now I'm really glad I didn't choose "Sweeney", because I don't know if I ever would have been able to celebrate Christmas again if I had seen that sucker on Christmas.


kitkat said...

It certainly was gruesome. I did like the idea of a disturbing musical (versus all those happy ones all the time), but it was quite nasty.

rockygrace said...

Yeah, it was interesting to see a musical based on, well, a serial killer, but having no previous experience with "Sweeney", I was surprised at the amount of blood. I was actually queasy by the end.

Danger said...

Blech, what awesomely bad choices for Christmas. Too bad you don't have in-home internet or you could have watched YouTube videos of baby seals being clubbed instead. At least I am Legend featured Will Smith's abs. Rowr!

rockygrace said...

When he's doing the chin-ups? *sigh*