Wednesday, May 23, 2012

MOVIE REVIEW - DARK SHADOWS

Not getting enough of vampire love story, went to watch this movie, other than to see Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. It was a story of a vampire who came back to the family mansion after being imprisoned in his coffin for two centuries. Believe it or not, there were just too many similarities with the Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" vampire series but what do you expect? We are talking about dracula here except this one originated from Liverpool, was not as good-looking as Edward and a bit too old. And the movie was also funny but not to the point that would bring tears to your eyes. And how did the story end?: the girl the dracula was in love with tried to commit suicide by jumping off the cliff so Barnabas Collins a.k.a Mr. Dracula had to kill her and suck her blood so she would be turned into a lady vampire and they could live happily ever after. One word to describe the storyline: PREDICTABLE.

By the way this movie is rated 18 as there are scenes not suitable for kids. Actually I was quite disappointed with the film. The expectation was higher most probably because Johnny Depp was the lead actor and it should as good as the Pirates series. I will give 3 out of 5 star rating, or perhaps only 2 1/2. 
*btw, those who go to watch movies at Pelangi Leisure Mall, now you have to pay RM1 for the parking fee.
**thanks to Mr. Zulhairi for accompanying. [some other time, we go again, okay?]