DARK SHADOWS (PG-13)
WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES (2012)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green & more.
I have never watched the TV show before seeing this, so I'm not sure how well it followed that story,
but I am a big Tim Burton & Johnny Depp fan so I was really anxious to see this film. Johnny Depp
plays Barnabis, a vampire who is unearthed at a construction site centuries after he was buried. The
film takes place during the seventies so there is a lot of cool throwback 70's styles and references. The
family is struggling to keep their business alive all while keeping their family secrets from the town
folks. There is a lot of creepy and campy Tim Burton styles and jokes, but the film has an overall dark
feel to it. I really liked the way the movie reveals each of the family members secrets and brings them
all together. I think fans of Tim Burton's films will love this, but I think there will be mixed feelings of
fans of the original show.