Written May 14, 2012
I loved this movie. It did not take itself seriously and the actors really seemed to enjoy the whole thing.
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.
Written May 13, 2012
My wife, Sally and I thought it was funny , compelling, and great special effects! It's just what we needed to chill out and have a good time, a very entertaining movie. Being a vampire movie, it wasn't really gruesome,yet it got it's point across to the very end with a lot of action, no time to be bored.
The movie could be seen by a young audience, age 12 and up would be appropriate.
We highly recommend it if your not a stuffed shirt or cold blooded.
Written May 14, 2012
I loved this movie. But then again, I am a huge Johnny Depp & Tim Burton fan. Together and separately. I also watched Dark Shadows when I was a kid, every afternoon, after school. Johnny Depp makes a wonderful Barnabas Collins. The only problem I had with it is that his makeup is too white. I realize he is the "undead," but sometimes, he looked too much like Michael Jackson used to. It just looked like white makeup. But overall, it was a fun movie. You can't take it too seriously. The original was campy, but fun. Dark Shadows purists probably won't like it. They take a few liberties with the other characters. But I really didn't think I wasted my money. I would go see it again.
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!