March 21, 2012

Dark Shadows Ahead and a Johnny Depp Theme Park

Gotta hand it to Tim Burton. This time, I think he has found the perfect vehicle for Johnny Depp. A big screen remake of the 70's television hit Dark Shadows matches actor with creep factor perfectly- in contrast to the unfortunate choice of vehicle and character by redoing Alice in Wonderland.

It's hit or miss with Burton, no in between. This one smells like a hit. Johnny's Barnabas Collins could be as iconic as Jack Sparrow. Seems to be the perfect blend of campiness and serious plot in a decidedly otherworldly adventure. Makes me think of Pirates of the Caribbean in a strange sort of way. Is it time for a Johnny Depp movie theme park?

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