I don't really have a lot to say about this one.
Tim Burton, please get over yourself. Cast some diferent people, for the love of pete. This has got to the point where all it makes me think of is that annoying couple of kids in high school who ALWAYS got cast as leads in the school plays because they were best buds with the directors and each other. After the first two, you just didn't want to see those kids in a play again. I am sick to death of seeing Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter in your movies. I think they're both good actors, but I'm sick of seeing only them in your movies. Do you not have any other friends?
And it's too bad, because this is a musical with some seriously great songs. The supporting actors do fantastic jobs in their roles (the kid and Sasha Baron Cohen particularly). It's a terribly violent film, yes, but it could've been a great piece of bizarre musical cinema. Unfortunately, Burton just turns it into Another Burton Movie. We've seen all this many, many times before. And frankly, it's just boring now.
I'm really quite sick of Tim Burton and his buddies.