Now here is a Christmas movie I’d like to see. Johnny Depp as a 19th century serial killer. Armed with his razors edge, Johnny ain’t redecorating the hedges a la Edward Scissor hands. Oh, no. This time he’s taking a swipe at a few throats in his latest movie, Sweeney Todd opening December 21 – check the promo!

Like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I had heard of Sweeney Todd, but was not particularly interested until I saw that Mr. Depp was playing main role.

I have always liked Johnny Depp since I saw him in 21 Jump Street oh so many years ago, and have enjoyed all his performances which he plays with gusto – be it pirate, investigator or serial killer.

The story of the new movie of about the grisly revenge played out by Benjamin Barker, a man imprisoned unjustly by a judge who. Barker manages to escape and return as the barber Sweeney Todd to exact his revenge on the judge. Of course there are numerous other victims and Mrs. Lovatt who pitches in with the creation of special meat pies from the remains. Quite dark indeed.

Aside from Johnny Depp, the film co-starts include Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Alan Rickman

Directed by Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, promises to be another sleek, grim, occasionally tongue-in-cheek fantastical horror movie.

Pity I don’t know when it will reach Japan ZZZzzz.

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