One Minute Movie Review: ‘Dark Shadows’

"Dark Shadows" is a black comedy movie based on the 1966–1971 gothic soap opera of the same name.


Main Cast: Eva Green, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer
Supporting Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote
Director: Tim Burton
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Released By: Warner Bros.

Synopsis: In 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins sail from Liverpool, England to North America. Their 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. In 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent mansion in ruin. The manor is currently occupied by Barnabas’ dysfunctional descendants, all of whom are hiding dark and horrifying secrets. –Warner Bros.

The Positive: The charismatic and brilliant performance of Johnny Depp as a man from another time put the character Barnabas Collins among the actor’s list of iconic roles such as Edward Scissorhands, Jack Sparrow, and Sweeney Todd. The actor delivers most of the funny moments in the movie.

The Negative: Multiple sub-plots make the supporting characters underutilized.




“Dark Shadows” – Official Trailer:

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