Summary: Johnny depp in a Tim Burton movie well nothing new here.Tim Burton's dark shadows. so after watching the movie I felt I was in Tin Burton land you know everything is dark and weird.the movie was just not that funny some parts in the movie was kind of funny and that's it.
Excerpt: Tim Burton's Dark Shadows is a good-looking mess. Like a lot of Burton's films, there is a strict focus on visuals and production design over plot and characters, but in many of them you can still get a little bit of heart out of it through its main character. Dark Shadows is devoid of heart. And interesting characters. And enjoyment. All Dark Shadows tires to deliver successfully is comedy, eye-popping visuals, and another interesting performance by Johnny Depp.
Excerpt: Filled with the typical Burton-isms you'd expect, ghosts, curses, fog, ships, gothic architecture, Johnny Depp and jilted lovers. The film essentially focuses on Eva Green's Angelique Bouchard and her attempts to manipulate and force her way into the heart of aristocratic playboy Barnabas Collins, the scion of the Collins family who had crossed from Liverpool to the New World in the 18th Century, and through their fishing business amassed fame and fortune.
Excerpt: Barnabas (Johnny Depp) is accidentally freed after being cursed/trapped for 200 years by Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). He meets the Collins consisting of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfieffer), the family matriarch; her brother Roger (Jonny Lee Miller); her 15-year-old daughter Carolyn (Chloë Grace Moretz); Roger's 10-year-old son David (Gulliver McGrath); Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), David's psychiatrist; Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley) and...
Excerpt: While I appreciated the long, storied career that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have had - after Dark Shadows, I think it's time to give that relationship a rest. From history, I knew this would be a somewhat dark comedy full of strange and wondrous characters (and I wasn't disappointed) but outside of those character, the story just doesn't have much charm and the humor is far too muted to make much of an impact.
Summary: Dark Shadows Predicably its a Tim Burton and Johnny Depp mash up, much like 'Edward Scisorhands' and a kin to 'Interview with a Vampire'. It is, of course a wonderfully delightful piece of film making, however if you didnt enjoy 'Corpes Bride' then it may not be your cup of tea. Basically, thats it, tho I did like the reasoning for Depp to want to sleep in a coffin. With make-up and some reminders of 'Death Becomes Her' I enjoyed it, however would not watch it twice.
Summary: WOW. Quite a few 4 star user reveiws and even a 5 star?!?! I didn't expect much, but even so it still managed to disappoint me...quite a yawn-fest. Maybe the fact that I saw it on an empty stomach didn't help. But the shorts showed all of the best bits, and I thought it could have been much better if they focussed more on the comedy.
Summary: Burton doesn't fail to provide a fantastical plot, set or costume design, and Depp and Green deliver stellar performances as expected. However, little else impresses - the story falls short, action and suspense is absent, and the supporting cast mainly Chloe Moretz and Bella Heathcote bring nothing to the table.
Summary: I'm not going to put down this movie, it's a great popcorn flick. Many of the themes from Burton's past films are apparent in this film and feels like the same formula he's been using over the past 22 years.
Summary: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp together... again? Who knew? Ok, so they made a great team for the two Ed's ('Edward Scissorhands' and 'Ed Wood') but frankly, since then, their work has varied between the mildly ok ('Charlie & The Chocolate Factory'); the pretty ok ('Sweeny Todd'), and the frankly not ok in a billion years ('Alice In Wonderland.') So the prospect of yet another DepBurton quasi-Goth outing did not inspire me...