Tim Burton does disco in the Dark Shadows trailer

Dark Shadows, the campy supernatural soap-opera remake nobody asked for, sounded like it would be another in a long line of Tim Burton films that look like Tim Burton parodies: it's got ghouls, gothic overtones, weird outfits, Helena Bonham Carter, and Johnny Depp in silly makeup. And the recently released trailer does, indeed, have all those things. (It's also super dark — like, we get it, Tim — so you might have to turn up the brightness on your screen to see anything.)

But despite all that, dare I say that Dark Shadows seems like it could be fun? The '70s time period, with all its cultural trappings (disco ball, check!) has apparently let Burton embrace his fun side. And I mean actual fun, as in good times and laughs, and not creepy-Willy-Wonka-enforced-Fun™. And the cast doesn't hurt: Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, and Chloe Moretz all seem to be bringing their delightfully overdone A-games. Will this be Edward Scissorhands level? No. But it definitely won't be Planet of the Apes, and with Burton's recent output, that's an improvement.

Seriously, though, I can't see a damn thing. Please fix that in post.

Commentarium (2 Comments)

Mar 16 12 - 7:55pm
Thinkywritey

Never thought I'd be so sick of Johnny Depp.

Mar 17 12 - 11:13pm
maverick1138

Yep, I feel a much needed break from JD coming on.