Alright, Sweeney Todd. Neech pretty much summed it up before, although I didn't notice Borat's presence as Borat until later reflection. But then I don't give a damn about Borat, so that might be it. Sweeney Todd ended up being a lot better than I expected it to be. There was something about the trailer that just didn't inspire me. The movie was dark, and the designs were gorgeous - the music and singing especially made me want to weep openly at points - the human voice is a powerful instrument indeed. The voice cast in this was quite excellent and feels like a fitting precursor to Repo: The genetic Opera, another gore-filled music extravaganza in a similar vein but possibly an even more awesome voice cast (and of course, I wish that would be released already also). The film is of course a very Tim Burton film. Actually now I think of it, the Sweeney Todd character design looks awfully like something I scribbled into the back of an art book years ago. Ominous. As said, the film is gory. There is a musical number where Mr Todd spends the entireity of it lulling in customers to rather graphically slit their throats to go in Mrs Lovett's pies. There are some great moments of really black humour, where (for example) Mr Todd and Mrs Lovett are discussing the idea of actually putting people in the pies. I for one can't wait to get a hold of the soundtrack, and of course the DVD. Ruddy brilliant.