Thursday, January 9, 2014

Movie review: Dark Shadows

Title: Dark Shadows
Year: 2012
Director: Tim Burton
Runtime: 113 min
Release date: 10 May 2012

About Dark Shadows

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family.

Two decades pass and 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. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
(Source: IMDB)

My review

This is a great movie, in it's own way, it might not be an award winning movie but oh how I love this movie! It's full of Tim Burton weirdness, the kind of weirdness I enjoy. I have been a fan of Tim Burton's work ever since I watched Nightmare Before Christmas, which is probably one of my favorite movies ever! Really if you haven't watched it go get it! But enough about The Nightmare Before Christmas this is the review for Dark Shadows.

Right... Let's get back to that! First thing that I love about this movie is the great music that bring's you to the seventies. Really great choice of music, then there is of course Depp. Johnny is another favorite of mine and in combination with Johnny Depp, its when Depp is at it's best.

My rating

This movie is funny, full of the paranormal, vampires, witches, and werewolves are all present, in one way or another. This story is really unique, it's a story about loss, love and revenge. Ok I can only say that this movie is amazing, the scene, the story, the time, the actors. I really love how it all worked out and I don't know, just go watch it! If you liked any of the Tim Burton movies, you will surely love this one!
5 skaters for this movie! 


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