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New DARK SHADOWS trailer brings the funk

Drew Tinnin

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March 15th, 2012

Johnny Depp might be sleeping soundly in his coffin, but Curtis Mayfield is rolling in his grave. Why "Superfly" is thumping in the background during this new trailer remains a mystery, but after witnessing it, I wish Barnabus Collins would be the one to fly away.

While I'm certainly not immune to mainstream schlock, this "re-imagining" of DARK SHADOWS looks to illicit more groans than laughs.

Aren't you ready to see the trailer now? I'm a horrible salesman. Sorry Warner Brothers.


A fish out of water tale, Depp's obnoxious take on Barnabus is transported to the 1970's, seemingly just so he can marvel at new technology and make fun of bell-bottom jeans. Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer both look stunning here, however, with Helena Bonham Carter looking like a goth Stepford wife. The jokes fall flat but with a little luck, this might be watchable. Maybe.

 

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