Barbarous entertainment

I was more than a little surprised when Katie said she wanted to see the clearly gruesome Sweeny Todd the other night – in fact so much that most of her Facebook status updates were on the subject. You must remember that this is the same person who walked out of Kill Bill because of a cartoon depicting blood squirting out of someone’s neck. Now, Sweeny Todd had blood squirting out of lots and lots of people’s necks. Pretty much the only people who get off are the ones who get burnt to death instead – oh, and the children. It’s amazing what a bit of singing can do. Perhaps we can persuade Tarantino to make his next film a musical.