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    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2008
    I got to go see it last night.
    It was so very tim burtoney...he's made a great comeback from corpsebride...which I felt was a kinda crappy Nightmare before Christmas knock off.
    The singing was beautiful and the lyrics were delightfully morbid.
    I only cringed at Johanna's soprano voice...but I'm not fond of sopranos...
    i also felt that the thick opaque horror movie blood was a nice touch...
    I can't wait to get the dvd...
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    I throughly enjoyed the film.
    It did feel very Burton-esque, which I thought fit the theme and subject of the film.
    The costuming was lovely.
    Overall, both the girl who accompanied me and I enjoyed it.
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2008
    Saw it on Xmas Day. I went in a group of four, youngest being 20, oldest being 29. We all had a great time..

    I already commented on it in the 'What was the last great movie you saw?' thread.

    <blockquote>Saw the 'Sweeney Todd' flick on Xmas, my vote is in: hell yes.

    It's hell, and yes, it's worth seeing twice. If you go to it and complain, 'but that was a Tim Burton movie', you might be a fucking moron. If you go to it and lament, 'but that was Johnny Depp in eye shadow!', you might be a fucking moron. If you go to it and whine, 'they're singing, I didn't notice that in the commercials or realise that a remake of a musical might actually be a musical!', you might be a fucking moron.

    But if you go and say, 'that Depp guy isn't so bad, there are lots of other folks singing their arses off in it, it's not another Elfman score, and at the very least it'll be visually captivating', you might actually enjoy it.

    Depp doesn't steal every scene, the flick is a full immersion, and you leave with a tune in your head that isn't a pop retread sung by Ewan McGregor.</blockquote>

    As an aside, I will say I didn't mind Johanna.

    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2008
    I didnt like what they did with the Johanna character..... they had to cut a lot out of the original libretto (this was originally a Stephen Sondheim musical) for sake of running time i'd assume, and there was a hell of a lot more comic relief supplied by the character in the original score.... he made up for it though in the "By the sea" sequence, though. heh. All in all, great film. I still have a hearty appreciation for the cast recording from '82, though. George Hearn was a damn good Sweeney....
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    I'm not too pushed about going to see it. I know Burton's got his distinctive style, and I like it to a certain point, but I don't like going to see a movie and knowing exactly what its going to be like...
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    I prefer the older musical version; at least from what I've seen of the new one (still haven't had the time to run out and the Burton version), but I do like Burton's style for most things.
    • CommentTimeJan 6th 2008
    I'm with Munin, Burton had the theatre audience cackling with 'By The Sea'. The look on Depp's face was priceless.

    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2008
    well, there's always the dvd release....
    i'd like to see the extended version...
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2008
    Is thisd out in the UK yet? i heard 25th?
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    Meh. Okay, I've never seen the musical, so I can't compare. But I didn't really like this movie very much. It dragged a lot, was kind of boring, and--maybe this was just a problem with the particular theatre I went to--the sound mix was so bad I couldn't understand much of anything being sung. I got the basic gist, but that was about it.

    I just found it weak. The visuals and the costumes were excellent, though. But overall, just meh. And I'm normally a HUGE fan of Depp, Burton, and the lovely Helena Bonham Carter. So I was disappointed.
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    I really can't wait till this is released in the UK, I've heard nothing but good things and the subject matter is great to start with. Glad to see US viewers reacting so positively towards it.

    Hurrah for Burton!
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    If I can say any ill about the movie, it's that I think some of the story's humor was sucked out of it. Some stuff became funnier with Burton's hand (Todd in a Beetlejuice-esque' swimsuit slumped down with a dead expression on his face was priceless), but some of it was really taken out, like almost all of "A Little Priest."

    Besides that, it's still damn good. All the actors were terrific in their performances and Burton...well, he's bloody Burton (if you'll pardon the pun), his stuff always looks fantastic.
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    The acting was fantastic and the aesthetic (butoney?) does fit the story. However there was a certain sloppiness in the technical aspects of the movie (cg, lighting, editing.) My lady friend really liked it though. She laughed at all of the cues.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    I just saw the film. I CANNOT stop singing. My friends are threatening to put me in a sewer.

    The only thing I can't say I liked was that the big identity surprise in the end was fairly transparent. But even that was sort of a good thing, because you get to dread the misunderstanding that comes of it.

    Also, Speed Racer trailer. Oh god. I had a bit of a neon orgasm from the sheer silliness of it.