Dark Shadows is a 2012 supernatural drama comedy film based on the 1966–1971 gothic soap opera of the same name. The film is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as the iconic Barnabas Collins, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz and Bella Heathcote. Let's check out this latest Burton-Depp combo film:
Plot / Synopsis
In 1752, the Collins family sails from Liverpool, England to North America. The son, Barnabas, grows up to be a wealthy playboy in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard, who turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. Fast forward to 200 years (1972), Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent manor in ruin. Now occupied by dysfunctional Collins descendants and other residents, Barnabas struggles catching up with time and dealing with the witch who cursed him who still is eventually still is into him.
Watch the Dark Shadows movie trailer here:
Dark Shadows Official Movie Trailer Impressions
Dark Shadows Film Trailer Review
Director by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp both admit to be fans of the original television soap, so there is hope that this would be the perfect and loyal film adaptation of that cult classic television show, right? Well, no! According to MTV, Tim Burton has opted "for gonzo comedy that should please many but may rile fans of the original soap opera."
As for someone who have never been exposed to such old gothic series, nor interested (that much) to goth themed shows in general, seeing the trailer alone is more than enough to excite me. The Dark Shadows' trailer looks hilarious and the right sort of weirdness expected from a Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film. I for one am hyped up for this film and will definitely see this once it hits the theaters this May 2012.
How about you guys? What's your impressions on this latest darkly themed supernatural comedy film by Burton and Depp? Share your thoughts on the Dark Shadows trailer on the comments section below: