Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dark Shadows Movie Review

Dark Shadows is the 8th corroboration from Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.  It was a film adaptation of a Gothic soap opera of the same title which was aired by ABC from 1966 to 1971---a series that Johnny Depp was a fan of.   

Dark Shadows tells the story of Barnabas Collins, a wealthy 19th century fish canary magnate who found himself cursed to become a vampire by a scorned lover who happened to be a witch.   Barnabas' real adventure begins when the casket, where he was supposed to be kept to live his vampire life, was accidentally dug-ed out by construction workers 196 years later in 1972.  There he finds that the family canary business has been shut down and his family influence usurped by the very same witch who turned him to a vampire.

The film is vintage Tim Burton reminiscent of Sweeney Todd in terms of the use of light and dark and with characters heavily made up.  

I found it a nice date movie to watch.

The movie also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eva Green.


Dan O. said...

It has some real moments that made me laugh and had me enjoyed, but Burton starts to lose himself by the end, therefore, he lost me. Could have been so much better and the only reason it is as good as it is, is because of Depp's insane performance. Good review Nonoy.

Nonoy said...

thanks for taking time to read it dan.