Me and Anders decided a quiet trip to the cinema was in order this weekend and so we set off to watch Sweeney Todd. Luckily I'm not about to spoil it for people who haven't been yet by saying it's the worst film ever. No, that title goes to The Good Night which we went to see when it turned out Sweeney Todd was sold out. We totally just should've cut our losses and gone home. Even half way through that would've been the better option.
It sounded reasonable on the surface, plus Danny DeVito was in it, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz were in it, it should've been alright. However, it turns out it was both written and directed by Gwyneth's brother, who hasn't before made it further than TV before, and you can totally see why. He's also clearly drafted in all Gwyneth's contacts and friends to try and help him make it in the movie business.
Don't believe the person who gives the review on IMDB... it's really not worth renting. I thought they were bringing it back from the brink at the end when they knocked Martin Freeman down, then they bottled it and just gave him broken legs instead of killing him off. When the only joke which gets a laugh is "I'm going to rape you" (seriously, that was a joke in the film), you know you've just wasted a couple of hours of your life.
Believe Peter Bradshaw instead.
Oh, and a good website for checking films out, if you haven't already seen it, is:
Hope you have a nice week, and a good Monday!