Saturday, June 30, 2012


When I heard that this is another Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration, I never had second thoughts of watching it and when I saw the trailer I was actually persuaded to watch it. Overall, the film did quite well but not as appealing as the duo's previous collaborations - Alice In Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The content is more mature therefore not really connecting much to the audience. Unlike what was presented in the trailers, Dark Shadows was not really a full comedy thought it's comic scenes really stand out and make for a good laugh or too. As usual, Johnny Depp was his usual best - witty, engaging and talented. His lines and take on his character of a vampire (Barnabas Collins) cursed by a witch were really good and well acted. Even the acting of Eva Green who played witch Angelique Bouchard was commendable. She succeeded in being both sexy yet cunning and evil.

There were a lot of scenes that tend to drag and some of conversations are not really relatable on today's setting. What it failed in the storyline and script however was compensated with its great effects and cinematography. Dark Shadows did not really impress but still a good one to watch. 3 out of 5 popcorns.

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