10 January 2008

Bye, Bye Veronica

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Last night, we finished Veronica Mars: Season 3. We finished it without even knowing it. When disc five ended, we put in disc six to find out how many episodes were left. To our great surprise, the show was over and only bonuses remained. The season was great with the exception of the abrupt ending. This season ended two episodes earlier than the other two, and the ending left everything open. Unfortunately, we won't get a rap up in season four. So long Veronica. We'll miss you.

I also went to see Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street earlier this week. Out of the 40 or so people who started the movie, four disappeared within the first 20 minutes. I'm guessing that some people don't realize that it is a musical. Or perhaps, it was a little more bloody than they thought. While the movie was quite good, it does take a particular type of person to enjoy it.

The weakest link in the musical would be Helena Bonham Carter in the role of Mrs. Lovett. Her persona fits the character well, but her signing talent does not match that of the others on the screen. Johnny Depp does a wonderful job in his portrayal of the barber who is hell bent on revenge. His talent is acting does out way his talent in song; however, his singing is well done. The star on the song side is the youngest actor, Ed Sanders.

Sweeney Todd is a decent into madness focused on revenge. The blood flows freely, but it isn't exactly a horror film. At the heart of the film, it is a love story. The director, Tim Burton, sets a great mood with it's dark and old time feel. The pacing is well done, but the nature of the show is still likely to keep you squirming in your seat. I was happy to have seen it. Movie Rating: 3 1/2 stars out of 5

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