sjbonnar wrote:Although Efia mentioned to me that his voice in Sweeny Todd is VERY MUCH like Jack Sparrow and I don't know if I'll be able to ditch that thought LOL!
We went to the cinema after that, and saw the previews of Sweeny Todd. Not Tim Burton and Johnny Deppâ€™s best collaboration, though Burtonâ€™s visual style was perfect here and Johnny Deppâ€™s voice was impressive, even if the rhythms of his delivery and that accent made it impossible not to keep thinking of Cpt. Jack Sparrow. It was annoyingly slapdash, though, with lots of continuity problems that youâ€™d think the editors wouldâ€™ve been careful about, after the adverse publicity following the poster showing an anachronistic Big Ben clock tower: the pies boys were eating went from barely started to half-eaten to barely started again, Deppâ€™s hand went from Helena Bonham-Carterâ€™s waist to shoulder to waistâ€¦little annoying nitpicks that prevented me from getting absorbed in the mood that Burton otherwise deftly created with his grim lighting and nice shots of faces.
Alan Rickman and Timothy Spall got to ham it up exuberantly again, and the black humour of some of the lyrics in the middle suited Burtonâ€™s style very well, though the musical tends to be much more cartoonish with the violence and the tipping chair â€“ not wholly sure making it shockingly visceral worked to the pieceâ€™s advantage. And I have to say, I know he takes a lot of talent to perform, but I often find Sondheimâ€™s music lacking. He doesnâ€™t provide nice countermelodies, he does instrumental stabs or sharp, jarring imitations of the vocal lines, and they donâ€™t sit too well with me.
All in all, entertaining, but I feel far short of expectations.
Menchipewpew wrote:Meh, you'll love it if you're a Tim Burton fan really, he never strays too far from being safe in his films and this is no different. I don't think you really notice the Jack Sparrowy performance from Johnny Depp unless you're paying far too much attention on his acting and not enough on the film.
It was definately interesting though, and yeah totally agree with Nanahara, you will have the soundtrack stuck in your head for a good while ^^
Menchipewpew wrote:It would be rediculous to deny that his films are much varied, as say opposed to Stanley Kubrick (Orange Clockwork - Lolita). I meant you would like this film if you liked his previous ones as they all contain similar elements.
Since I've already watched the film, noticed the Jack Sparrowy mannerism, and payed too much attention on Depp (for multiple reasons may I add) rather than the story, I was just speaking from personal experiences. I didn't mean to imply that anyone else had done the same, and still don't see how I have.
But yes I didn't mean any offence by it, and certanly there was no spite involved. I might have expressed myself the wrong way, but since English is my 3rd language that happens often, and I hope no one took it the wrong way. At least one thing we can agree on is that this is certanly out-of-proportion.
You've largely ignored all that I said. Well, Burton being safe we can leave to one side, but you were telling everyone that if they think something while watching the film, they need to pay more attention to it, and I just think that's wrong, that's all.
Deidara-Chan wrote:i love this film one of the best ones ive seen actually.
me and my friend are actually gonna start a sweeney todd and mrs lovett cosplay soon ^^
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