Sound Off: Johnny Depp & Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
May 13, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Barnabas Collins returns again! Arriving in theaters is Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, his fresh updated take on the cult gothic soap opera TV show from the 60's, bringing on Johnny Depp to play the two-hundred-year old vampire Barnabas Collins. Burton brings his whimsical, quirky, colorful style and crafts a 1970's set vampire romance of sorts, set in a small fishing town in Maine. But is it any good? How is Depp as Barnabas and how are the rest of the Collins characters? How is the story overall? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Dark Shadows.
My apologies on the delay of this Sound Off, I just got to see the movie yesterday. To fuel the fire on Dark Shadows, I didn't find it that good at all. It was rather boring, to be honest. Almost perhaps Tim Burton's Twilight? With the romance and weird vampire love story and so on. Obviously the highlight was Johnny Depp as Barnabas, he did a great job and I enjoyed watching him most of the time. It just felt like the story never went anywhere I cared, and I lost interest in Eva Green's character quickly. Jackie Earle Haley was another big stand out, as he almost always is, and I enjoyed the soundtrack and music throughout. That lava lamp moment was one of the best, and I did laugh a few times, but otherwise rather forgettable, I thought.
What did you think of Dark Shadows? Another Burton sensation, or boring summer drama? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!