Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ★★★★½

'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', or as it's more colloquially referred to as Sweeney Todd, is a VERY good musical and a wonderful movie in general. It has something for fans of dark comedy, it has something for fans of violent movies, and it is PERFECT for anyone that enjoys musical theater, such as myself. This movie just oozes Tim Burton and that is something I very much enjoy. There are VERY few movies that have Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in them, are directed by Tim Burton, and I didn't like them. Those three are an unholy trinity of making WONDERFUL dark comedies. It's a genre I very much enjoy and they are easily the three greatest creators of that genre. I am also a huge fan of musicals and this movie really came through in that department as well. From absolutely beautiful and classic theater songs like "Not While I'm Around" to lighthearted and silly numbers like "The Worst Pies in London", this movie has a fantastic soundtrack, one of my favorite of all musicals. I really enjoyed this movie and if you enjoy movies like 'Les Miserables' you are DEFINITELY going to enjoy this one. I honestly thought this movie was slightly better than 'Les Miserables' and you might just agree with me. Either way, this movie is fantastic and if you have any appreciation for musical theater or dark comedy, you owe it to yourself to see this movie. It's truly one of the best film adaptations of a musical ever. It's not on Netflix, but you really should take the time to see it.