Originally Posted by DACrowe
Tim Burton adapting the best stage musical of the last 40 years -- written by Sonheim, no less -- into a homage/throwback to 1930s horror movies? Look I agree Burton made it more commercial than it would've been, but the movie was going to be awesome as long as it was cast well (Burton was it). But do realize that Hugh Jackman went after the role and I'm sure it would've still been a great movie with Jackman as Sweeney. Albeit, since Burton made it, Depp was easily the best choice for him, though.
No i wasn't trying to knock the quality of the film I'm just saying a HUGE part of its audience came from Johnny Depp fans who probably wouldn't have seen that film if he wasnt in it. It was probabbly an excellent film regardless