Sunday, 13 May 2012

Dark Shadows

It’s been a double film week for us this week, which is very pleasantly unusual! Dark Shadows was Charlotte’s choice and really rather good, despite the cliches and predictability! About two thirds of the way through I knew exactly what the last scene would be and I was right (not going to spoil it though).

Johnny Depp makes an excellent vampyre. Mind you he’s a superb pirate. In fact he seems brilliant at every outing, especially when matched with Tim Burton. Dark Shadows is more classic dark Tim Burton and of course has a superb cast with Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer. Eva Green was just incredible as a witch and I couldn’t take my eyes off her as a blonde. It’s a shame the rating was only 12A as some of the film was quite sanitised where I don’t think it really should have been.

 There’s nothing new in the story and not much if anything by way of a twist, but at least there was a story to follow. The ending was setup perfectly for a sequel without actually hinting where it might go next. The best thing would probably be to leave it and do something else.

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