Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Revenge Is Best Served Cold

What do you think about revenge? Is revenge as a concept a good idea? The desire for revenge can ruin a persons life. It can become all consuming to the point where everything else becomes small and meaningless. Life revolves around taking steps toward exacting revenge. The Bible warns against this vengeful attitude and God warn's us that "vengence is mine[God's]."

I would have to say that my favorite revenge scene in any movie of all time is the scene from The Princess Bride.
Inigo "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die."
Inigo "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die."
Inigo "Offer me money"
Count Rugen "Yes"
Inigo Montoya "Power too promise that!"
Count Rugen "All that I have and more. Please."
Inigo Montoya "Offer me everything I ask for."
Inigo Montoya "Anything you want."
Count Rugen: attacks but Inigo grabs his arm and stabs Rugen in the stomach
Inigo Montoya "I want my father back you son of a bitch."

That is by far my all time favorite revenge scene. It is a very classic depiction of how revenge can drive a life and many times ruin a life. It also shows that once that vengence is exacted oft time the person then is left empty with nothing left to live for.

There is a new movie coming out Sweeney Todd, starring Johnny Depp. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical of the same name. The film stars Johnny Depp in the title role, in his sixth collaboration with director Tim Burton. In my opinion much of his best work has been with Burton. The film is scheduled for release in the United States on December 21, 2007.

Sweeney Todd returns to London after escaping the life imprisonment of Benjamin Barker, only to find his wife Lucy and daughter Johanna have suffered at the hands of the very man who had imprisoned him, Judge Turpin. With the assistance of his former landlady, Mrs. Nellie Lovett , Sweeney launches a plan for revenge that initially targets the individuals responsible for his imprisonment, but ultimately draws all of society in his sights.

Revenge drives Sweeney Todd. Revenge is exacted. This movie looks really good. I really like Johnny Depp and as I stated earlier think much of his best work has been in collaboration with Tim Burton. I think this movie will be no exception. You can visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace or visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site to get more information on the movie and watch a trailer.

Yours Truly,


Because You Need To Know What I Think

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