Yet another whacky role played by the amazing Johnny Depp. I’ve always been a fan of the movies that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s collaboration, though I can’t say the same for Alice in Wonderland, and I was excited for this movie till I saw the trailer. I am not at all bashing the trailer I just did not know what the movie would be about or the tone that was being taken. What strike me as interesting is that it resembles Edward Scissorhands a little bit. I’ve always wondered why Warner Brothers was waiting so long to release a trailer and I can see why, it looks like it is a movie that would be extremely hard to market and with what I’ve seen from the trailer is that the marketing team hit the right spot. It looks like the classic whacky movie featuring Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. It will be a fun thing to see how this turns out and see if it the movie lives up to the typical role from Johnny Depp.
In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.