Barnabas grew up in a wealthy family. he broke the heart of Angelique, a witch who in revenge killed his parents, turned him into a vampire and buried him in the woods. 200 years later, Barnabas was accidentally freed by a group of construction workers. he returned to his mansion, now mostly left in ruin. Barnabas decided to restore his family name together with his descendants, only to have Angelique in his face again.
we went into the cinema half-expecting something like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) or Alice in Wonderland (2010) from Tim Burton, unfortunately despite the perfect gloominess, it being a comedy was somewhat disappointing and felt lacked of depth. however, the makeups and costumes were awesome, with a lot of fun blended together by a little horror, comedy, and even romance. we had our doubts, perhaps if the film stick with horror alone, the result might be more satisfying.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Tim Burton
- released: 2012
- casts: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Christopher Lee, Alice Cooper
- language: English
- genre: Comedy/Fantasy