Friday, May 4, 2012

New In Theaters - May 11, 2012

Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter,
Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Eva Green &  Chloë Grace Moretz
Directed by Tim Burton for distribution by Warner Brothers

The Plot: A vampire escapes from his decades long imprisonment and returns to his family home only to realize his eccentric descendants need his help.

The Final Word: Based on the long-running TV series, the remake will mark director Tim Burton’s eighth collaboration with Johnny Depp and his seventh with Helena Bonham Carter (who’s also his wife).  The interesting thing here will be the audience’s reaction as the original series was more serious than this film version. A lot of the humor from the show actually was un-intentional and the result of network refusing to do retakes, whereas here it is all scripted. Still it is Johnny Depp and Tim Burton, so you can bet audiences will line up to see their spin on it.