How about watching our infamous Jack Sparrow singing on stage?
On this movie, adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s musical, we’ll meet Johnny Depp role-playing as Mr Todd, a grim full-of-hatred barber who not only cut hair, but also throats.
Originally wronged by a powerful Judge Turpin who had had his eyes for his beautiful wife, Todd returned to London 15 years later with a lust for
vengeance and reunition with his daughter, who’s now Turpin’s ward. On his
plot, he was helped by Mrs Lovett, who ran “the worst-tasted pie” shop in
London, under his barbershop.
Plotting also as Todd’s partner-in-crime, Mrs Lovett graciously regarded the carcass of Todd’s victims as “fresh supplies” for her savory meat pies.
Too bad that Todd just hadn’t realized the secret that Mrs Lovett buried deep in her heart, a secret that would’ve given everything an alternate ending if only Todd had known it earlier.
While being comically grotesque, the movie was at the same time frighteningly real and detail in depicting its scenes. Especially when the bodies with slitted heads slithered from the chair down a chute, crashed and crumpled in the cellar, soon turned into meat. My most favorite one was when in the end, Todd, with his slitted neck pouring geyser of blood, sat lifelessly holding the corpse of his wife.
The music, the true essence of the movie, was also of infernal heaven.
You might be seeing some major characters of Harry Potter in here. Helena Bonham Carter, our Mrs Lovett, was known better as Bellatrix Lestrange. Alan Rickman, roling as the judge, was the notorious Snape while Timothy Spall as Beadle was the right hand of Voldemort.
Johny Depp himself, has numerously collaborated with Tim Burton previously. Other than being Jack Sparrow in the pirates sequel, he was also the mentally unstable Edward Scissorhands, the confectionary genious Willy Wonka, and the smart Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow.