Happy Friday, b-rollers! Just a quick note because OH MY GOD, A NEW JOHNNY DEPP AND TIM BURTON MOVIE.
Sorry, I get a little excited by these things. I adore most of their creepily fantastic collaborations, such as Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Ed Wood. I was even one of the apologists who liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; that movie was subtly awesome, and I will not hear otherwise.
Now, I shouldn’t have been surprised that their next film, Dark Shadows, would be filled with odd, sly humor. That’s kind of their thing. But I was not expecting a peppy laughriot, a kind of man-out-of-time, Austin Powers-meets-Twilight, with a vampire that is intentionally funny.
That’s not a bad thing; I’ll definitely go see this. But just like I’m ready to see Liam Neeson play something other than a rampaging badass, I think it’s time for Johnny to play a normal(ish) human in a thriller, or a drama. (The Tourist doesn’t remotely count.) I guess I’ll have to keep waiting.
What say you, b-rollers? Will you see Dark Shadows?