Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows
Starring: Johnny Depp, Chloe Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Tim Burton
Release Date: 11 May 2012

This movie is based on the Gothic soap opera which ran weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. I really enjoyed this show as a kid and found it real scary. Although as an adult I find it a bit cheesy. I am not a real big Tim Burton fan and there are only a couple of his movies that I really enjoy, namely, the two Batman movies from the 90s and Beetlejuice. Oh, and his re-envisioning of the Planet of the Apes is not as bad as some claim in my opinion. Once again collaborating with Johnny Depp, Burton takes on Dark Shadows. When I first saw the trailer above I was surprised by the comedic tone of the movie. I wasn’t disappointed just a little surprised thinking Burton was going to do a straight retelling of the story. However, this trailer does look like a lot of fun. It contains two of my favorite time periods, the nineteenth century and the 1970s. After reading a couple of early reviews I have come to learn that the trailer may be a little misleading in that the entire movie does not have a comedic tone and that there are more serious elements to the story that reflect the original series.


About liamfoley63

I was born in 1963 and that is relevant to my development of my love for science-fiction and fantasy movies, comic books, superheroes and many other things attributed to Nerd culture. In the 60s I watched all the Saturday afternoon Godzilla and monster movies I could take. In the 70s I became hooked on Star Trek. I am also an artist (in my own mind at least) and a musician. I enjoy learning about physics, astrophysics, chemistry and earth silences such as meteorology, anthropology, paleontology. When I reached my late 30s I began to re-explore my nerd roots. I reconnected with my love of science fiction and fantasy movies along with the other science related topics. For this blog I will focus on movie and TV reviews for science fiction and fantasy and post my thoughts on up coming movies. I will also include some fun facts from the various sciences I enjoy along with weather facts and bits from royalty and history. What I will not discuss is religion and politics. I am married to a beautiful woman named Sarah and have a lovely daughter named Danielle.

Posted on April 24, 2012, in Captain's Log..., Coming soon.... and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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