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* JustHereForGodzilla: The musical segments, also just to see and hear Creator/JohnnyDepp sing.


** Mrs Lovett in general. Is she a MagnificentBastard who is just as desperate as Todd to wreak vengeance on society, or is she a BrokenBird who is a victim more than anything? Is she genuinely in love with Todd, or is it more of a StalkerWithACrush deal? Does she [[spoiler:mislead Todd about his wife's death]] because she wants to protect him from the truth, or because, again, StalkerWithACrush? The movie probably gave her the most sympathetic portrayal to date but she's been played as everything from that to complete raging psychopath.

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** Mrs Lovett in general. Is she a MagnificentBastard ManipulativeBastard who is just as desperate as Todd to wreak vengeance on society, or is she a BrokenBird who is a victim more than anything? Is she genuinely in love with Todd, or is it more of a StalkerWithACrush deal? Does she [[spoiler:mislead Todd about his wife's death]] because she wants to protect him from the truth, or because, again, StalkerWithACrush? The movie probably gave her the most sympathetic portrayal to date but she's been played as everything from that to complete raging psychopath.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Besides the fun songs, the theme and setting is grim, and most characters are jerks.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Besides the fun songs, the theme and setting is grim, and most characters are jerks. [[spoiler:Unlike the play, however, Johanna and Anthony escape safely into the night, allowing the hope they will get a happy ending]].



* GeniusBonus: Pirelli boasts that he had Shaved the Pope himself, while mocking Sweeney that probably thinks it was only a Cardinal, followed by Toby showing a portrait of the Pope. Given that the story should take place in 1846, it was the same year that Pope Pius IX was elected Pope, which would explain how Pirelli might have really shaved the Italian cardinal Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti who became the Pope, giving him the edge by technicallity.

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* GeniusBonus: Pirelli boasts that he had Shaved the Pope himself, while mocking Sweeney that probably thinks it was only a Cardinal, followed by Toby showing a portrait of the Pope. Given that the story should take place in 1846, it was the same year that Pope Pius IX was elected Pope, which would explain how Pirelli might have really shaved the Italian cardinal Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti who became the Pope, giving him the edge by technicallity.technicality.



* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct (and sing!): Keep in mind that this movie was released only one year after ''Film/{{Borat}}'' whenever you see Creator/SachaBaronCohen as Pirelli. It was also his first role where [[spoiler:you heard his real accent]].

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct (and sing!): sing!):
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Keep in mind that this movie was released only one year after ''Film/{{Borat}}'' whenever you see Creator/SachaBaronCohen as Pirelli. It was also his first role where [[spoiler:you heard his real accent]].accent]].
** Alan Rickman was already known for being a good actor, but here he steals the show with his ''singing''. It reflects the Judge's SoftSpokenSadist, making his solos and duets eerier.


* HarsherInHindsight: Sweeney's ordeal of being locked up for 15 years due to a false charge became this after Johnny Depp was falsely accused of abusing his then-wife Amber Heard which lead him to losing supporters and Disney dropping him from Pirates of the Caribbean. However, like Sweeney, Johnny got his revenge thanks to some audio leaks that revealed that Amber was the actual abuser which gained him much sympathy.


** Judge Turpin, of all people, gets one depending on whether his song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMA3fa-yO-k "Johanna"]] removed or not. This song shows that he actually tried to resist the temptation Johanna was causing and even seems to imply that she was his MoralityPet. "Johanna, Johanna, I treasured you in innocence and loved you like a daughter".

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** Judge Turpin, of all people, gets one depending on whether his song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMA3fa-yO-k "Johanna"]] is removed or not. This song shows that he actually tried to resist the temptation Johanna was causing and even seems to imply that she was his MoralityPet. "Johanna, Johanna, I treasured you in innocence and loved you like a daughter".

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* HarsherInHindsight: Sweeney's ordeal of being locked up for 15 years due to a false charge became this after Johnny Depp was falsely accused of abusing his then-wife Amber Heard which lead him to losing supporters and Disney dropping him from Pirates of the Caribbean. However, like Sweeney, Johnny got his revenge thanks to some audio leaks that revealed that Amber was the actual abuser which gained him much sympathy.


* HilariousInHindsight: When the movie came out, it was noted that there were three ''Film/HarryPotter'' alums in the film. The actor who played Anthony later played Grindelwald, so that's four. Not to mention that three of the four played Death Eaters, and all their HP characters were, at one point or another, bad guys. Dark Wizard reunion!
** Now there are [[spoiler:two versions of Gellert Grindelwald appearing side by side, namely [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Jamie Campbell Bower]] and [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Johnny Depp]].]]

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When the movie came out, it was noted that there were three ''Film/HarryPotter'' alums in the film. The actor who played Anthony later played Grindelwald, so that's four. Not to mention that three of the four played Death Eaters, and all their HP characters were, at one point or another, bad guys. Dark Wizard reunion!
** *** Now there are [[spoiler:two versions of Gellert Grindelwald appearing side by side, namely [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Jamie Campbell Bower]] and [[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Johnny Depp]].]]]]
** Famed but overly tedious barber Adolfo Pirelli was Creator/SachaBaronCohen’s first big role after ''Film/{{Borat}}''. In ''Film/BoratSubsequentMoviefilm'', Borat himself briefly becomes a barber - who also takes incredibly long to get the job done.

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*** Does Todd not react to [[spoiler:Toby coming up behind him and slitting his throat at the end because he's too focused on grieving his dead wife to notice until it's too late, or is Todd so filled with shame and grief that he [[SuicideByAssassin allows Toby to kill him]]]]?


** The Beggar Woman

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** The Beggar Woman
Woman.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter as Mrs. Lovett, Creator/AlanRickman as Judge Turpin and Creator/TimothySpall as the Beadle.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter as Mrs. Lovett, Creator/AlanRickman as Judge Turpin and Creator/TimothySpall as the Beadle.


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* WTHCastingAgency: The original is a notoriously difficult score, yet the cast here made up almost entirely of non singers. Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter’s performance in particular can make the ears bleed thanks to her extremely thin voice.

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** Toby in general is rather popular for being quite TheWoobie and for being the only person who’s rightfully suspicious of Sweeney. This is reflected by his new status as the main point of view in the John Doyle revival, which only increased his popularity.
** The Beggar Woman is also popular for her creepy but ultimately tragic demeanor. This became even more pronounced when later productions started to double cast her with Pirelli.
** Despite being Judge Turpin’s [[TheDragon henchman]], Beadle Bamford has his fans for his [[LargeHam hammy attitude]] and assortment of impressive high notes. The Doyle version was especially popular for his hilarious ColdHam personality and being the primary piano player of the production.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The musical has completely displaced Christopher Bond's play, to the point that Bond has directed productions of the musical instead of his original play.
** Because the Sweeney Todd story was less well known in America than in England, Americans mostly know the character from the musical only.


-->''Isn't that Sweeney there beside you?''

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-->''Isn't ''Isn't that Sweeney there beside you?''


* MostAnnoyingSound: The terrifyingly loud, shrill sound of the factory whistle.



-->''Perhaps today, you gave a nod''
-->''To Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street?''
-->''(...)''
-->''No one can help, nothing can hide you,''

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-->''Perhaps today, you gave a nod''
-->''To
nod''\\
''To
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street?''
-->''(...)''
-->''No
Street?''\\
''(...)''\\
''No
one can help, nothing can hide you,''you,''\\


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter as Mrs. Lovett, Creator/AlanRickman as Judge Turpin and Creator/TimothySpall as the Beadle all by virtue of giving better performances than Creator/JohnnyDepp as Sweeney Todd.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter as Mrs. Lovett, Creator/AlanRickman as Judge Turpin and Creator/TimothySpall as the Beadle all by virtue of giving better performances than Creator/JohnnyDepp as Sweeney Todd.Beadle.

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