Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sometimes a film just works and there is really nothing much else to say about it. Such is the case of Sweeney Todd. Tim Burton (Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), the master of darkness, is the perfect director. He gets all the visuals and the way the story is told totally right. The film has been constructed as a type of ode to old horror films without compromising the musical theatre aspect. It is a wonderfully macabre world that Burton has created and really did we expect anything less? You find yourself completely wrapped up in what is going on onscreen in front of you. We are transported. There is plenty of blood and gore, which you might not be expecting from a film based on a Broadway musical, but you must have seen coming due to the Burton factor. The only problem I had with that is that it sometimes (the last scene is a perfect example) the over-the-top usage of blood took away from the emotion of the story. There are even some comedic parts in the film (the song

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