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Campy and fun

By rknap14
Written May 14, 2012
I loved this movie. It did not take itself seriously and the actors really seemed to enjoy the whole thing.
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Great? Not really. Good? Yep

By madestro
Written May 13, 2012
I would have to say the trailers are definitely misleading on this one. It looks a lot more fun than it actually is. That being said, it's a decent movie with a great cast. A little slow in the beginning but it eventually catches up. I was hoping to get more laughs out of it but all I got was an occasional smile. Good plot and visual effects. Just don't walk in there hoping to watch a vampire parody because this isn't one.
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Dark shadows

By stevie dee
Written September 15, 2014
Like all Tim Burton movies, ghastly interesting. Depp needs a new trick - haven't we all seen these affectations in every other movie since Gilbert Grape - boring. Ditto for Helena Bonhom Carter. Michele Pfeiffer slept walk through her role (she should sue her stylist on this one). On the other hand, Eva Green is gorgeous and her acting brimming with great things to come from her.
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By pepekdp2011
Written May 14, 2012
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Not like the preview

By sherrimorris
Written May 21, 2012
We went in thinking that this was a parody of the original soap opera and left not feeling that way at all! If you were not familiar with the characters, backstory and general gist of the orginal, I think you'd be lost. The funny things seen in the preview were the only ones in the movie, too. The acting was made (I hope) to be like a 1960s soap opera, but it wasn't 'over the top' enough to really make it funny! Johnny Depp was the best part of the movie, but he could sit and read a phone book and find a way to make it work. Don't think I'd recommend it unless someone was a BIG FAN of the original!
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