Posted by Miranda March 26, 2012

Its no secret that I'm a big Tim Burton fan, and its even less of a secret that I love Johnny Depp, so imagine my excitement when this trailer just popped up on TV. Now, I agree with the critics on most of Burton's latest movies, lets not even talk about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, or... can i even say it.. Planet of the Apes. He has become some what of a parody of himself, Tim Burton movies by numbers, rather than the creative genius that saw the birth of movies such as Edward Scissor hands, and The Nightmare before Christmas.

A lot of the time, the movies that gain the biggest criticism are the ones in which Burton plays the part of the Director (including all of the unmentionable ones i discuss earlier), which is the case with this movie, so I'm hoping that rule doesn't follow with this one. 

Dark Shadows is the tale of an imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, who is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. I have to say that the trailer not only made me laugh, but it looks as visually exciting as any Burton movie could and should be.  Depp of course, now plays every new character with a sprinkling of Jack Sparrow, but that's not a bad thing in my boook!! 

I'm excited about this, so sit back an enjoy this trailer!!! 


Story Line

"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..."


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