Mars Movie Reviews – Dark Shadows


Movie Info: 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. — (C) Warner Bros.

Mars Review: There’s some laughs in this movie, there’s some action, but halfway through this movie it just takes this weird turn, and you’re like ‘what happened to the plot?’. With impressive costumes and sets indicate Burton’s consistent eye for detail, but as in many of his recent efforts, he’s applied his considerable style to very little substance.  Sigh, and I had such high hopes.

Stars: 2 out of 5.