I considered walking out of the movie theatre, but I had no where else to go. So I stayed, and suffered. Then I went and saw Tim Burton's recent cinematic abortion, Alive in Wonderland, which made Sweeny Todd look Academy Award-worthy.
ooooh, how I miss the Tim Burton of a decade ago. Edward Scissorhands is still amazing... but I think Burton has lost his art for the moment.
I have to agree, the 1980s'-90s Burton was amazing...maybe thats why I havent been as harsh on him as of late...I know theres amazingness waiting to pop its head out once again......and honestly, I liked Alice in Wonderland, but I was really stoned....and he lost me at the dance number at the end.
haha, well I was really stoned, too... but that's why I was like, "Am I just really stoned or is this movie THIS bad?" haha
But yeah, I keep seeing his movies because I keep thinking of the classic Burton and just hope I'll see it again.... [/quote]
The movie was THAT BAD......uggg
In terms of this movie, I think people forget that comedians can do dramatic roles as well.....best example is still Jamie Foxx...who did Booty Call...and won an Oscar for Ray. I think Sascha Baron Cohen will be able to do the dramatic aspects of this very well and not turn it into a comedy at all.
What part did he play in Sweeney Todd? Which I liked by the way...having never seen the play