It’s man devouring man, my dear!

And who are we to deny it in here?

Or, in other words, Sweeney Todd was fantastic. I had my doubts about the casting of Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, but the waifish quality she brings to the role really works, even though I had Angela Lansbury in my head as the ur-Mrs. Lovett. Alan Rickman is so deliciously evil as Judge Turpin that I almost didn’t want him to get killed off. And Johnny Depp somehow made me not care that he can’t really sing, which takes some doing, as you can probably imagine.

Also, I keep wanting to start singing "These are probably the WORST pies… in LONdon…" at random intervals. Actually, I’d forgotten how many of the songs have high earworm potential — be forewarned. But don’t miss it — unless you’re squeamish about cinematic gore and/or cannibalism, in which case you might want to avoid the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

3 Responses to “It’s man devouring man, my dear!”

  1. JD says:

    Oh, I do want to see it; I do! I just need to figure out the proper time for such a study break…

  2. carrie says:

    i can’t wait to see it!

  3. Amanda says:

    It makes a great study break. Or midwinter-break break, depending on your schedule.