We watched Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street last night. When we turned it on, the advance warnings came up and one was the movie rating: R for “Graphic Bloody Violence”.
Oh my god, they were right. If I wanted to see so many throats bloodily slit…never mind. I didn’t want to see that many throats bloodily slit.
I had thought the movie just sort of implied the vicious murders of (non-returning) customers of the barber, who were then dumped into the downstairs pie shop for conversion to the staple eats of Fleet Street but no, it was extremely violent and bloody. I could have done without it.