Written March 04, 2015
I thought the movie was pretty good. A lot of subtle humor that aparently many of the folks in the theater I was at didn't quite get. There were no gut-busting moments but a lot of good chuckles. They don't really show any actual killing or sexual acts, they are merely implied but implied very well. I liked this aspect of the movie, a change from the norm it seems. Depp was dead on in his art as he seems to be pretty much all the time now. I liked that Michelle Pfeiffer was in this flick, but came away feeling like she had just gone through the motions and maybe wasn't that into the role. I'm not saying she was bad, just that it felt like she wasn't as committed as she usually is. The storylline was great, well written and easy to follow. Each scene made sense, no quantum leaps in the story to leave me wondering what happened. Overall it was a good movie and was fun to watch, but I'm not raving with excitement about it.
Written May 12, 2012
Rental movie. Both my wife and I said we should have seen the Avengers for a second time. She was excited to go but disappointed at the end. Me too. Johnny Depp does what he can to salvage the plot. Most of the funny parts are in the trailer.
Written May 13, 2012
Loved Dark Shadows! Johnny Depp was great! The story stays somewhat true to the TV series. I was a big fan in the 70s, so this brought back some good memories. I wasn't aware of the younger actors, but they played their parts well. Michelle Pfeiffer was good too.
If you haven't see it, go! BTW, all the 70s music was also great! It started with my favorite song "Nights in White Satin". Alice Cooper as a musical guest was a nice touch too!
Written August 29, 2015
I can't compare this film to the old TV series, but I thought it was a hoot. It has all the elements of a "horror" movie and all the tongue-in-cheek humor that made me laugh - a lot. The Burton-Depp-Elfman team has done well, not their best, but good enough to say " Go see it".
Written May 22, 2012
Johnny Depp was, as usual, excellent in his role as the ancient Collins, now a Vampire, freed from his prison underground by an accidental excavation circa 1970's Maine. Michele Pfeiffer was very good, as were the other actors, a strong cast who did a lot with a small morsel of a script.
Based on the TV series of the early 70's that had enjoyed a dedicated following, there were plenty of winks and nods to it during the movie and one wonders if younger audiences would understand and "get" the references.
Overall, an enjoyable experience that I would recommend to others.