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
Sometimes when a talented director and actor get together to make a film they forget something, like a cohesive plot. Not to worry, they just fill in the void with computer generated special effects, sexual encounters that completely lack chemistry, some boring 1970s clichés and a werewolf. Hey, it's Tim Burton! It's Johnny Depp! So grab some popcorn and watch as these Hollywood Giants crap their pants. (yes, it is crude and they deserve it.) This movie is horrible. Lame from beginning to end. Poor timing by all involved. It appears that neither Burton nor anyone else involved was sure what they wanted this movie to be, so it fails to be anything. It is neither dark nor scary.
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