OK, I’ll be honest, I just can’t get excited for anything by Tim Burton anymore. Let’s take a good hard look at his filmography, shall we? In the past 10 years he hasn’t made a single good movie, and all of them are remakes or adaptations of previous material. Big Fish is the closest thing he has to something good, and that’s the least Burton-esque of the lot. That’s gotta tell you something, right?
So I’m sure the trailer for Dark Shadows will have some cool images and weird angles followed by spirals and a patented Danny Elfman score that rehashes his Nightmare Before Christmas music for the zillionth time, but I have no interest in it.
I also have no interest in anything Johnny Depp does anymore. He’s increasingly relied on schtick instead of actually delivering a performance, and I think his work with Burton is strangling his career. Pirates 4 is a perfect example of how what worked and excited audiences back in 2003 has gotten old and familiar by now. The man needs a change of pace, and these pictures prove Burton ain’t it.
Dark Shadows hits theaters May 11, 2012.