ON POETRY, WRITING AND RANDOM CULTURAL MATTERS

Monday, 14 May 2012

Dark Shadows

A disappointing outing from Tim Burton this one, I'm afraid. Yes the costumes are stylish and there are a few lines of genuinely clever dialogue, but on the whole the Seventies nostalgia/hommage suffers terminally from its weak to totally predictable plot. Johnny Depp can't rescue it, neither can the rest of the stellar cast. Pity, we were so looking forward to it. There is one saving grace in the from of Alice Cooper, who's not looking bad at all. Go if you were a teenager in the 70s and enjoy the music all over again, otherwise wait for Frankenweenie in a few weeks' time.

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