Summary: Having never seeing the TV show this move was based on I didn't know what to expect. Dark Shadows is a comedy/horror movie with lots of great effects. The makeup is wonderful and the backgrounds and sets are beautiful. As always Johnny Depp turns out a flawless performance. Being a BluRay I was expecting more bonus features. There is no commentary and some behind the scenes features. Of coarse the video and audio are spectacular.
Summary: A vampire trapped in a coffin escapes by accident and returns to his family 200 years later. Some kind of culture shock.... The witch who trapped him is still around trying to destroy the family entirely. The cool reaction of how things changed can only be played by Johnny Depp. This is a must see movie. Fun, excitement, not too much blood so a real family movie.
Summary: Dark Shadows comes across as quirky, surreal, gothic and entertaining. I enjoyed the film. Johnny Depp proves how versatile he is as an actor. He plays the role of a vampire really well. I love the make -up and the costumes of the characters. The setting sets the tone of the film really well. The characters are interesting and eccentric.
Summary: There were no surprises when Tim Burton announced that his next film would be one based on the cult hit 70's TV show "Dark Shadows", nor were there any when Johnny Depp was announced to star. In fact, it may have shown that the current audience may be suffering from some form of Burton/Depp fatigue. Which is unfortunate, because from their long career together, Burton and Depp have stumbled upon a fantastic homage to a show many won't remember nor know of.
Summary: This is one good movie. It is a love story like no other and it just works.The artistry of Tim Burton the film maker really shows through.A very slick production! It is also an example of flawless acting by Jonny Depp. The whole story is very believable and holds the viewer for the entire film.The sets,the makeup,the humour all add to the experience. It could be a little quirky for some but does make for an enjoyable two hours at the movies.
Summary: There are not too many movies these day that can keep me fully entertained from go to woe without checking my watch to see how much time I have wasted but this was one. Dark Shadows is great fun with some wonderful performances from a great cast.