Thursday, October 04, 2007
The Sweeney Todd trailer has finally arrived. True to form with Tim Burton movies it looks like sweet sweet dark eye candy. Helena and Johnny both look good (from what little we can tell here). Unfortunately Hollywood's marketing departments still haven't learned the lessons of Chicago, Moulin Rouge!, Dreamgirls and Hairspray. It's not 1986 anymore. People actually like musicals again. They go to them. Those first three won Oscars. The last one had the best musical box office opening in decades. This wishy washy "it's a musical. but it's not really a musical! OK, there's some music" thing is so passé.