Monday, May 14, 2012

Dark Shadows

Though a bit disjointed with an array of confusing storylines and unimportant characters, I immensely enjoyed Dark Shadows. It is what you can expect from the dark comic genius of the terrible twosome that is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Dark, humorous, and campy good fun, Dark Shadows is a treat for Burton and Depp fans alike. Backed by some stellar performances by the wonderful cast -- Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Chloe Moretz, the film won't disappoint fans of the occult. Especially those whose memories of darker days still mingled with their childhood humor and imagination.

Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.