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Holy crap....
Sweeney Todd is made of 100% AWESOME.

Yes, I did go see it tonight. And I was totally blown away. It has been a long time since I've seen a movie that enraptured me like that. Very cool. I'm not normally one for musicals, but I basically stopped noticing it was one not long into the movie, because I got into the story and presentation thereof. And Helena Bonham Carter is as gorgeous as ever.

I also saw National Treasure: Book of Secrets on Sunday. I went in looking for something where I could turn my brain off and just be passively entertained, and I wasn't disappointed. I'm also one of those people who likes Nick Cage (I've noticed people seem to either like his work or hate it), and if you like Nick Cage it is probably enjoyable for you. But it isn't the kind of movie you're going to remember for too long after you leave the theater. I thought it needed more puzzle solving and less caper antics. And, of course, the premise is utterly ludicrous. It is basically a parody of conspiracy theories and things like The Da Vinci Code when you get down to it.

But, again, Sweeney Todd is pure awesome.

Oh, and on an unrelated note, I signed up on Twitter, just because. I'm 'megazone' there.

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weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: December 26th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I definitely want to see Sweeney Todd. I love the musical, I love Depp, it's just gotta be good.
wizardru From: wizardru Date: December 26th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
A lot of good (or good-looking) movies have opened lately. We went out to see National Treasure:BOS on Sunday and, like you said, we got what we expected. Yeah, I wish there was a little more puzzle-solving and the plot had holes you could drive a mack truck through...but it was fun popcorn fare and sometimes you want that.

Yours is the second good review I've heard of Sweeney Todd, so I'll need to see that.
hnybny From: hnybny Date: December 26th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Look for me on Twitter "hnybny."
From: jav Date: December 27th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh, I want to see Sweeney Todd!

National Treasure.. not so much.
I used to love Nicholas Cage... but then I see movies like "Wicker Man" and I wonder what the hell he was thinking.