30. December 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

I went to see Sweeney Todd today. I’m not going to put up a huge review. It’s not my style. But I’ll write a wee bit here.

I wasn’t blown away. I guess I was expecting—or hoping—to be. It was fine. It was disturbing, as it should be. But there were just a few things that bothered me. I think someone could have benefitted from a singing lesson or two. All the singers but the boy who played Toby seemed somewhat underpowered … in some ways it felt like “vacant singing” to me, if that makes any sense. I wasn’t drawn in as I thought I would have been.

The blood? Well, there was a lot of red. Very bright red. It seemed somewhat unreal, though. I still wanted to look away (and did) at times.

And I missed the chorus greatly.

But I’m sounding mighty negative. I’m not saying I hated it. I love the music, and it was wonderful to hear the full orchestra in a movie theatre! The scene for By The Sea was super! And Johnny Depp was a good Sweeney. (But no more of that slipping up to the note for me, thanks.)

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