Before I get started on Christmassy type deals, I need to do my LIKES AND DISLIKES OF SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERFUCKERS.
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Things that I Did Not Like:
My own personal squick, nothing about the movie in particular. Blood I don't mind, but seeing the actual layers of flesh separated at the neck freak me out a bit. But there's really nothing to be done about that. I just have to get over that one. XD
I don't know if we're supposed to assume that Anthony and Johanna went off on their merry way and lived happily ever after, as the movie seemed to leave them behind. I would have liked just a little bit of mention as to what happened to them. They made such a big deal about their escape and then... nothing. Even if it was just one short scene at the end of the credits or something. Untied ends bother me a bit.
And... that's it. o_____________O
Things That I Did Like:
-Johnny, Johnny, You Lovely Man-
I AM SO FUCKING GAY FOR YOU, SIR. Seriously. I went into this movie knowing that Johnny Depp has long been afraid of singing and dancing in movies and that (so he says) he will never do it again. I knew he only did this for Burton's sake, and that I don't always like how Burton presents his musical numbers (I know this was a known musical before, but well... Tim's never been one for doing things as they ought to be done).
HOWEVER, I AM SO GLAD JOHNNY SANG. SO GLAD. DOWNLOADED THE SOUNDTRACK TO LISTEN TO HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN.
Also, his acting was superb, as always. Psychotic and mad, courtly and calm, all fantastic.
HOLY SHIT, SIR, I DID NOT KNOW YOU COULD SING SO WONDERFULLY AS WELL.
I'M SO FUCKING GAY. Seriously. I was about to rape the entire theater in a fit of joy during his duet with Johnny. GUH, I SAY.
Also, lovely acting and I do so love him as a perverted older gentleman. I do indeed. He also has quite a lovely neck, which I did not know. And stubble on that man is a grand thing.
-Blood and Gore-
I'm usually not one to enjoy blood and gore for it's own sake, but the animation at the beginning of the film was so fake and the blood used for the bodies themselves was so wonderfully fabricated (blood fountain! Or in Johnny's case, blood waterfall!) that I couldn't help but laugh at each murder.
Also, ground up human flesh looks a lot like the surface mapping for swamps and mud, only reddish. *cough nerd cough* XD
-Costume and Design-
Oh yes, indeed. 19th Century has always been one of my favourites, and Burton did well with it. Especially his girl's clothing designs (Helena whateverherface?). She should always dress like that. Yes indeed. Gorgeous she is in a good corset and black lace.
But anyway, yes. Fantastic coats and hats abound. And Alan Rickman's gold pants made me squee in my gay little soul.
-Unexpected Cast Memebers-
Peter Pettigrew and the gay Frenchman from Talladega Nights? What? AWESOME. XD
I do so love it when human beings eat each other without knowing. I'm terrible. 8D
-Razor Sharp Skill-
The design of Mr. Todd's lovely friends was exquisite. One day I will acquire a replica, because the ornamentation on those beauties is truly magnificent.
Overall, fantastic musical. But ye must remember that it is a musical and musicals usually don't have anything complicated in plot, so if you're expecting that, boo on you. But it is a good time indeed for the gay and easily amused. XD
SO YEAH. Christmas has gone a lot better than I was thinking it would last night. I was, of course, woken early this morning for the opening of our pre-church gifts. I received the Heavy Metal shirt and the e shirt from ThinkGeek, a Rebel Alliance insignia belt buckle, and AN INCREDIBLY AMAZING BOOK. The Star Wars Vault by Stephen Sansweet and Peter Vilmur. Filled with knowledge about the production of and reaction to all six Star Wars movies, with such goodies as orignal ILM letter heads, 1977 Star Wars stamps, Japanese Star Wars Ewoks on Ice tickets from the early 80s, and other such wonderful things. THIS BOOK WEIGHS THREE TIMES AS MUCH AS MY FAT CAT. IT IS ABSOLUTELY STUFF WITH AWESOME. I browsed through it before church, but I intend to read it fully soon.
Church happened. It wasn't nearly as joyous as past years and we sang some weird songs that weren't Christmas carols which was weird. But whatever. It went quickly enough.
Then we visited grandpa. Gave him an ASSLOAD of DVDs. XD AND HE DIDN'T CRY AND BE CREEPY HUZZAH. He was a pretty happy fellow today because everyone was quite cheerful at the nursing home. And grandpa picked out some nice warm mitten-gloves (the fingerless to mitten variety)for all of us. Then we left, as we were all hungry and anxious to return to our gift opening.
Got home, changed, and opened the rest of our gifts. I received on one Lego set, which is good because I don't have room for more, and it was only a small At-ST, which is easy enough to find a place from. I was quite pleased with it. I received the books to the Dragonlance series that I borrowed from Justin (I will return those), another Dragonlance book called Dragons of Time, and Terry Pratchett's Interesting Times.
I have a new camera. Still of the Kodak variety, but much more advanced that my old piece of crap, with new settings and a 7.1 megapixel resolution. To go with it, I got a little camera case/bag/thing and a 1GB memory stick. 8D
I got new canvases and some more small soft brushes. New Star Wars calendar, as usual, and some new socks. The #000000 shirt from ThinkGeek (NERD XD). Beautiful Katamari, which I am quite excited about playing tonight because I am never sleeping again. An small assortment of cookies and chocolates. Fancy gay hand lotion because me mum is weird and buys me that for Christmas every year. XD
Gabbers bought me some tea, Pickleface bought me some incense, and Stovetop bought me a dragon print and gave me a bunch of Bleach and Magic The Gathering cards based on characters (Bleach; Kon and Tatsuki XD) and artwork (Magic; landscapes mostly).
And then me mum did two major group gifts this year. The first was four of those music toothbrushes. Star Wars ones. We spent a good ten minutes hanging out and listening to our toothbrushes like dorks. XD
The second was Guitar Hero III. 8DDDDDDDDDDDDD
None of us are ever sleeping again. XD
I think I got all of it. I can't remember anything else, anyway. XD
We spent the rest of the day playing and eating and teasing the Fatty with cat treats.
The pets always get special treats for Christmas, and the Fatty, being a seasoned forager, knows exactly what all those wrapped boxes mean. AND he's also well-behaved enough to know that his treats are in a stocking, not a box, so he doesn't touch any of the presents. He's always the first one up Christmas morning, sitting by the wood-stove (where we hang our stockings) and looking the most eager out of all of us. We then tease him for the rest of the day.
Chicken hasn't figured it out yet. He was a bit cranky that we were all clambering around his sleeping places. XD
I'm so ready for a fucking nap. XD