The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth ... Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
I'm a big time Burton fan, even have a tattoo of TNBC but this film is lame and I'm getting really really bored of the j depp and h b carter characters in EVERY single one of his films, both good actors but jeez cast some fresh faces Tim tired old relationships Alice, Charlie and the chocolate factory, corpse bride, dark shadow, Sweeney Todd feels a bit like watching an extended version of the same film except it gets more tedious and boring, will definitely not sit through this rubbish again!!!!!
only small saving grace is a fairly good performance by Chloe grace Moretz and a OK performance by Michelle Pfeifer, otherwise boring. the only thing this film offers that differs from the usual Tim Burton styling is less light and more shad, in most of his films there is an equal balance of bright colours (in corpse bride the underworld was colourful in image and in soul compared to the surface world where everything was grey!) Johhny Depp as Barnabus is dull as a vampire, overacted and far too much make up with far too much obvious confusion when he comes to the more modern world, no surprises and none of his his usual unexpected wit, the jokes are not funny and i think 4 year olds would be able to guess the plot as it unfolds!
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