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Dark Shadows (2012)

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Rated: 18
Genre: Gothic, drama, comedy
Running Time: 1 Hour 53 Minutes
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Moretz, Gulliver McGrath

Synopsis: "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. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David's new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote" (Warner Bros. Picture).

Verdict: Seems like Tim Burton is obsolete and has gone mainstream. What happens when a classic dark gothic soap opera is remade into a comedy to appeal to the younger generation? A complete rubbish, even for someone like myself, who has never ever seen the original Dark Shadows series before. And after I did watch a couple of its episodes, I hated the film even more. Unfaithful and absolutely no respect at all for the classic. If you thought Alice in Wonderland (2010) was bad, this is even worse. Danny Elfman's music, too, sounds insignificant and lazily composed. The only positives are the acting performance, the visual effects and the guest appearance by Alice Cooper. The film looks very promising at the beginning as it kicks off in style and then it just becomes another heartless, profit-driven, major boobage movie that's filled with simple humour and a really lame ending.

Here, Johnny Depp reminds me of... Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance's frontman.

Malaysian censorship: Only the massive make-out scene is cut.

Rating: 2 / 5

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Corniest scene: Carolyn (Chloe Moretz) is revealed to be a werewolf at the climax and tells her mother, "Yes, mum, I'm a werewolf. Let's not make a big deal out of it." She says "woof" sarcastically before attacking the villain, Angelique (Eva Green).

The corny ending: "Now what are you gonna do, David?" asks Angelique, confident that no one could stop her from destroying the Collins family at the moment. David (Gulliver McGrath) replies, "Not me, but my mum." A female ghost appears and screams at Angelique till she flies up the ceiling and fall, injuring her and completely disabling her. Angelique is forced to give up and has his last words with Barnabas (Johnny Depp). As she dies, she cracks her chest open and gives her heart to him, which eventually becomes dust. Barnabas runs to the cliff to save Victoria (Bella Heathcote) but she jumps off anyway. Barnabas jumps along with her and manages to turn her into a vampire right before they hit the rocks. They both kiss and before the closing credits roll, Dr. Julia (Helena Bon Carter) is revealed to be still alive underwater, presumably turned into a vampire as well after Barnabas' attempt to kill her earlier. Clap clap clap?
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Dark Shadows Johnny Depp Barnabas Collins

Special thanks to Warner Bros Pictures and Nuffnang for the invitations to the press screening.
14 comments:
  1. wah lau..u made me dun feel like watching already...

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  2. Johnny depp n Tim burton is <3 ! How can this x be good ^^ looking forward to it ^^

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  3. I will still support my love :p

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  4. The ending is super blah, but Johnny is still a better vampire than Edward lol

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  5. still a better love story than Twilight, storyline was damn predictable and really hated when they got lazy towards the end and they ran out of idea during the climax of the movie...

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  6. wow.. llook great movie..

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  7. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obsolete, worse than Alice in the Wonderland? OMG, so pity meh? T_______________T (alto I dint watch Alice in the Wonderland but I think it's worse too...) DARK SHADOW cant be that bad OMG OMG...

    *sigh* still feels like watching.

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  8. err okie! 2/5 only? like not so gud. haha

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  9. T_T well on the bright side, am just gonna watch it with zero expectations so I won't be that disappointed

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  10. Why are there still many fans and even some of the original cast of Dark Shadows loving this train wreck? Are they all on something? Did Burton spike their drinks and popcorn?

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  11. lousy but got funny? huhuhu..

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  12. i really enjoyed it. i thought it was brilliant. also i really liked alice in wonderland 2010. i think tim burton and johnny depp always work well together. i also like the im a werewolf scene. i have nothing bad to say about dark shadows. go and see it everyone

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  13. I REALLY LOVED IT.JOHNNY DEPP AND TIM BURTON SHOULD ABSOLUTELY N-O-T STOP WORKING TOGETHER.
    THEY HAVE CREATED A REAL MASTERPIECE.DARK SHADOWS
    IS MY FAVORITE FILM NOW.AND BY THE WAY I LIKED THE ENDING.IT WAS PREETY COOL.YOU WILL LOVE IT.GO AND WATCH IT!!!!

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