Rogue, perhaps (as with a number of actors), it's not that Jackman was only okay or that he's getting better, but simply that he's been given much deeper material to work with this time. I think a lot of actors are a lot better than we know. Cinematic writing is just often really generic. Just look at what happens when you put someone in an Aaron Sorkin show. Suddenly you realize Matthew Perry is quite good. Meh. It had a few moments, but overall I think he doesn't understand Sweeney Todd. He just made it like any other generic Burton/Depp movie. It was overly grotesque and not nearly clever and bitingly satirical enough. Not completely awful, but like everything he does now it was more about Burton than about the material.