James has returned to town for Christmas! Last night, James called and asked if I wanted to go get dinner and see a movie. I gleefully left ZBoy and GDK in the care of Darling Man and disappeared from my life for a few hours. We met Matt and his girlfriend Shar for dinner at the mall's food court, then headed down the hall to the theatre.
Our movie? SWEENEY TODD!
This song is so funny! I was interested to see how Helena Bonham-Carter and Johnny Depp did with the story. I have to say that I was quite impressed.
This is not the whole song - but for comparison's sake... well, you get the idea.
Tim Burton outdid himself on this one. It IS quite bloody, and the scenes where the bodies are dropped into the basement are graphic - even if you know it's not a real body being dropped. The blood is bright red and rather cartoonish, but the spray tends to be shocking anyway.
James and I howled with laughter throughout, but the rest of the theatre was silent. You get the idea that they had showed up for a "Johnny Depp" film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sort of tradition and were rather dismayed to find themselves in the midst of a gory musical.
But it was well done enough that the audience applauded when it was over. By Sweeney, I think they got it!