Writers: John Logan (screenplay) and
Stephen Sondheim (musical)
reviewed by By Lon
Depp puts on a wonderful performance in Edward Scissorhands
2, this sequel to Tim Burton’s classic film.
Excuse me if I seem a bit confused because Tim Burton behind
the camera and Johnny Depp in front of it are so at home in
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street that
I forgot about almost everything that they have done in between.
Burton has been chasing this particular Demon for years now
and Depp grew into the role after a triple stint as Captain
Jack. (Who knows where he got the singing voice, probably
from wherever he gets his other morphing skills.) The knife
fingers are traded for a barber’s blades (“My
friends!” Depp sings when reunited with his silver set)
and the blameless naiveté has been swapped for angst-ridden
revenge but one can see the similarities, though it is juxtaposed
by a warped mirror.
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