Dark Shadows review
Barnabas Cullins is born into a wealthy family yet is a very unfortunate man. Dark Shadows is essentially a very drawn out story about a lover’s quarrel. He fooled around with the maid girl who wound up being a very powerful witch. A very JEALOUS, powerful witch. Barnabas fell in love with another girl and the witch cursed them both very differently. Barnabas was turned into a vampire and eventually buried “alive”.
Fast forward a couple centuries. Barnabas is dug up by a construction crew and thrown into the 70’s. Keep in mind he was raised in the 1700’s. His surroundings are very new and his thirst is very strong. He is quickly introduced to modern day roads, cars, and televisions. He wonders back to his original home of residence and kindly introduces himself to the head of the house. From there we follow a very dry story line involving fishing properties and regions. The old witch is still alive and is the Cullins rival in the fishing industry. Of course, she is still in love with Barnabas and it escalates from there.
Dark Shadows is a typical Tim Burton movie. We have Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in the cast. Michelle Pfeiffer added a new spice to the mix. None of the characters were developed very well. There were a lot of characters without any back stories or even any screen time. It seemed like the script was thrown together in a rush. It was lacking in a lot of areas. There were a few areas that were entertaining and funny but there were more dry scenes than interesting ones. The costumes and make-up were stunning. The visuals were pretty great. They had several scenes that were very awkward and you could tell they involved cords pulling them around. Overall, Dark Shadows is a skip. You could go without watching this movie and be just fine. If you are in need of a Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, or vampire fix… have at it. If not, just binge watch Supernatural and you’ll immediately feel more fulfilled.
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