Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Catch Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd

When it comes to comparing and debating Johnny Depp’s best movie roles there certainly isn’t a lack of variety. Edward Scissorhands to Willy Wonka covers a lot of ground. However clearly and without question Depp’s best role on the big screen was that of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy.

From his almost feminine swagger when he walks to his uncanny whit and sarcasm throughout the trilogy Depp was the catalysts that made Pirates of the Caribbean the most sought after series since Star Wars. Captain Jack Sparrow is a free spirited pirate who is in search of the things he desires most. It the first movie it’s his ship, The Black Pearl, in the second it was Davey Jones’ heart and finally in the third movie it was his dignity and redemption.

Depp is looking to add to his cult icon status with his performance in Tim Burton’s newest film, Sweeney Todd. In the movie Sweeney Todd a.k.a Benjamin Barker returns to London after being sent away by Judge Turpin with the help of a sailor, Anthony Hope. He opens a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pie Shop where she sells "the worst pies in London." With the help of Mrs. Lovett, Todd tries to rid of all the people who have ever done him wrong and hopes to be reunited with his daughter.

Make sure to visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site for more details on the release of the movie. You can also visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace.