PG) Dark Shadows
Warner Bros Pictures.
Running Time: 113 Minutes.
2 stars out of 4.
Dark Shadows marks the eight paring of Johnny Depp with friend and director Tim Burton. They have made such classics as, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, and Beetlejuice...to name a few.
The film follows Barnabas Collins(Johnny Depp) who's family founded Colinsport town and fishery. He has become a vampire and is then buried alive because of a witch Angelique Bouchard(Eva Green) who dislikes him, because he "does not love her." Collins awakens in the year 1972 after nearly two centuries in a casket(he was alive). He returns to Colinsport and finds his cousin Elizabeth Collins(Michelle Pfeiffer) who takes him in. Barnabas lives with them and adpats to life in 1972, he falls in love with the Collins family coworker Victoria Winters(Bella Heathcote). The witch Angelique is still alive and runs a company that rivals the Collins families. Angelique tries to get Barnabas to fall for her, with blackmail.
This film is boring. . Going into this film, I thought it would be a mediocre film, as that is what the critical reviews have stated but and my expectations were met. The movie takes a while to get going, but decreases in qaulity over time. The acting by Depp, is superb, and after a while you forget that it is Johnny Depp as he is so immersed in the role. Burton's partner, Helena Bonahm Carter is also in this film as the drunk physiciatrist who finds Barnabas "facinating." The film also starts Chloe Grace Moretz as Elizabeth's daughter, and a cameo by Alice Cooper. Eva Green is not very good. She cannot keep an accent, and plays the evil character of Angelique with little emotion.
Dark Shadows is very mediocre and the ending is HORRIBLE. Many ave said that the visual greatness of Tim Burton shows (only at the end), and I agree, but the final scene is stupidly plotted and terribly executed. The parts leading up to the ending had some laughs, but was ultimately too boring to satisfy anyone other that Tim Burton Fans