Sweeney Scares Me To Death (And Not In A Good Way)
The first real trailer from Sweeney Todd has arrived (thanks, JA! And for the pics!), and I'm completely flummoxed by it. It both reaffirms my faith (the production design looks exquisite) and makes me even more worried that I was before. Why? Because it's a three-minute trailer for a movie musical, and NO ONE SINGS. EVER. Well, okay, Depp sings four bars of a bridge sequence, but it's hardly indicative of the score. You might as well hum the happy birthday song.
Why no singing? Are they trying to hide that it's a musical? Maybe...but if that's true, it's a terrible decision by the marketing department. (People will find out eventually, folks.) The only other plausible option is even worse...that the cast can't sing. And Depp does sound thin in the few bars he sings.
Help me Jesus, I'm terrified.