Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

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Lego Sweeney Todd

So, I've recently become aware of the phenomenon of internet parody films made with Lego toys and stop-motion animation, and I find them hilarious and fascinating, because I'm in awe of the amount of time and effort that goes into such a creation (apropos of nothing, why do I sometimes type "just" when I mean "such"?).

Anyway, today I was purusing the IMDb FAQs for Sweeney Todd to see what they've added since the question of "Can Johnny Depp sing?" has been definitively answered in the affirmative, and one of the things they added was links to Lego parodies of three of the songs. This is especially funny to me, because I wouldn't have thought that this was something well-suited to Lego adaptation. After all, the little Lego-men can't really lip sync, or change facial expressions, or do anything that requires fine manual agility (and I think barbering someone would fall into that category). In spite of--or perhaps because of--those limitations, the videos are brilliant.

Here, please enjoy the Lego/musical stylings of "Pretty Women", featuring Lego-Snape in the role of Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin, and ... what I can only assume is Lego-Cruella DeVil in the role of Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd:

And the other one I like is "Epiphany", featuring what appears to be Lego-Lara Croft in the role of Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett. I should mention, however that it contains a brief instance of profanity, so consider yourself warned:

And then the third one isn't as good as the other two, but here it is anyway: Pirelli's Miracle Elixir.

I have to stop watching them now, because I've been laughing so hard I'll probably wake up the neighbors.
Tags: films, internet videos
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