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|Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci
Not unless you might want them to follow in the
steps of the Headless Horseman.
She'll get scared and cuddle.
A chuckle here and there.
Any scene with the Horseman.
Scott Rudin, Adam Schroeder
Do you like a quality decapitation?
Yes. Go see "Sleepy Hollow."
A Movie Review
Alright, "Sleepy Hollow" is about more than just
decapitations, you get some witchcraft, some mystery, some
love, but it has some of the best decapitation scenes I've
ever seen on the screen. As sick as that may sound, "Sleepy
Hollow" tells the story of the Headless Horseman, and well,
people with no heads are an end result.
In the story we've got Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, a
constable from New York City who believes every crime can be
solved using scientific methods. His bosses are kind of sick
of him and send him to Sleepy Hollow to investigate some
murders, and he gets there figuring his scientific ways will
solve the mystery of the dead people. While there he meets
the likes of Katrina (Christina Ricci), the love interest
and girl who tries to protect him from evil. As the story
unravels we find the Headless Horseman working his magic,
find vengeful plots that result in the deaths of lots of the
head townspeople, and Ichabod finds that everything cannot
be explained by scientific means.
The story is dark. The story is mysterious. The story
looks for light at the end of the tunnel. And who better to
put this together than one of the kings of dark, mysterious,
light at end of tunnel kind of directors than Tim Burton.
And he does a great job. Sleepy Hollow comes off as one of
those places where the townspeople have their secrets and
don't want outside help, and Ichabod isn't really welcome
but the people have no choice but to let him in. He is the
only one looking for an answer other than "The Headless
Horseman did it," and he finds his answers in twisted town
"Sleepy Hollow" is one of those dark stories that just
doesn't hit you with gore but rather has a plot line to
tell. It could have been easy to just have the Headless
Horseman cruising around, killing people, but what fun would
that have been? Let's throw in a true mystery, like why are
only certain people being killed, and you might find
yourself scratching your head as to who will lose their head
Scary, mysterious, a love story, and heads get chopped
off. "Sleepy Hollow" ranks up there as a good film for me! 4
½ stars out of 5.
That's it for this one! I'm The Dude on the Right!!