Movie Review: Dark Shadows

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Johnny Depp does not disappoint in Dark Shadows, a quirky, funny, dark tale.

The story embarks from the old country, as the Collins clan sets out to seek their fortune in the new world.  This lands them in America, and they become the city elders of Collinswood.

Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is the devoted son, and through a series of mishaps, a curse is placed on him, as well as his family, which results in his transformation into a vampire.  This leads to an inadvertent sentence to a life far below ground level; fortunately, road construction 200 years later frees Barnabas, and he returns to find his family fortune and his name in shambles.

So begins the odyssey, as this unlikely savior seeks to save the day, win the girl, and adapt to the norms of the 1970’s.

The modern matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeifer) holds the fishing business together while fighting off the rival Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green).

This is a charming movie that gives some of the best dialogue to the irreverent superstar, Johnny Depp. Also, the funky psychedelic 70’s is out of sight.

This is a must see movie, that contains all the elements of a big screen hit.

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Dr. Wilson Trivino is a speaker and writer for ABC Vision and maybe reached at T4Vista@gmail.com or www.T4Vista.com

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