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Spooka Lupa
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I can't believe I haven't seen this movie until now--I plan on buying it, but I wanted to download and watch it before considering it in case I didn't like it.

I'll be honest with you folks. I didn't really, really start liking Johnny Depp until Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came out (although I think he was awesome in Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of the Caribbean), so I watched Sleepy Hollow with the thought, "Johnny Depp is so hot!"

But, ignoring that, it was a good movie anyway. I had a hard time following it when I saw it the first time, but once the end rolled around it all became pretty clear.

I thought Ichabod Crane's backstory was sad--what happened to his mother was terrible, and combining the dreams of her dancing with the nightmare of finding her dead was very creepy and sad.

I wonder why no one tried to kill Katrina for practicing witchcraft when Ichabod's mother was killed for the same thing? Maybe Katrina just kept it more secret.

Christopher Walken as the Hessian was quite scary (except when he got his head back--the flesh growing back was pretty funny). I liked what they did with his teeth and hair. I wonder if they added contacts too, because his eyes looked very blue. Maybe it was the tint of the movie and the pale skin mixed with the contrasting black outfit.

I also liked the blend of humor with horror, because as scary as a decapitation is, a head spinning and the wig flying off is pretty funny. Ichabod's reactions were funny too, especially after first seeing the Headless Horseman.

Speaking of which, anyone think Ichabod was just in the wrong job? He's like, "Sure, I can solve murders. EW, a dead body!"

I thought the stepmother making all the puns didn't really add to her character, even if it was kind of funny. I actually really liked her creepy sister who lived in the cave--I wonder what exactly happened to her to make her like that. Y'know, before she lost her head.

Christina Ricci's black and white striped dress at the end was neat, too.

[ 26. July 2005, 20:29: Message edited by: May Be Lupa ]

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I saw SLEEPY HOLLOW at the cinema with my Cousin - I remember thinking it probably wasn't gonna be all that good but I was pleasantly surprised; this is the 'Ultimate' Tim Burton film, it truly displays his vision and ideas - dark, funny, quirky characters and of course Gothic! good performances by the cast especially Depp who plays a reluctant hero. I've been searching for the 'comic adaptation' by DC / VERTIGO for quite some time.
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