The movie Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp was recently released in theaters. Considering I’m obsessed with movies and have always been a huge fan of Johnny Depp, I, of course, had to go see it. I thought it was a great movie with a lot of laughs that I would recommend others to go see. There was a very interesting concept used within the movie, which is what I wanted to concentrate on for this post and that’s the concept that blood is thicker than water.
Barnabas Collins was raised much like I was in being taught that family is worth more than any material objects in the world. Money and other material objects are nice, but family is more precious than all of that and you should always be there for them as they should always be there for you. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case at hand. Families do split apart from time to time for one reason or another, but in the end, they are still family.
I found it interesting that in the movie Barnabas was locked away for nearly two hundred years and despite it all he was still so dedicated to his family, or what was left of them. Without even knowing his family members of the modern time, he didn’t let that stop him from protecting them and trying to help them with the struggles they were going through. He did whatever it was that he could to give the Collins family a good name, even if that meant using the ancient family jewels and treasures that were hidden away so that the house and company could be rebuilt. It just goes to show how important family really is to some people.
I felt that Dark Shadows was a really good movie that had a great message: family is important and should be cherished. It’s a movie I would certainly recommend others to see not only because I believe it has such a powerful message, but also because it has a great cast that worked well together to create a great comedy. So make sure to go check it out!
What are your thoughts on the concept that blood is thicker than water? Are you someone that would drop everything for your family? How has your family been there for you?
Have you seen Dark Shadows? If so, what did you think of it and its message? If you haven’t seen it, do you plan to?
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Posted on May 14, 2012 by Felicia