Great fun. Johnny Depp is his usual weird self & it was a hoot to see the ditzy characters played by the talented Michelle Pfeiffer (always a favourite, though usually in serious roles) & Helena Bonham Carter as a pill popping alcoholic shrink! Enjoy it for what it is - it doesn't try to be high art.
I'm not interested in over-analysing this one. Let me simply say the family really enjoyed it.
Pretty lame. Can't believe I'm saying this about a Johnny Depp film, but I wasn't a fan :(
This was disappointing. Such a waste of a great cast. Tim Burton's film are usually so stylishly put together ... what a shame! It was tedious and predictable. Any joy or spark was lost through overworking every aspect.
Looking forward to the day that Depp does serious films again. If you were a fan of the original and later Dark Shadows don't watch this.
Fantastic movie! I really enjoyed this, very different - as you would expect from Tim Burton!!
Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter-Burton have worked in so many movies together, I am surprised the press has not cooked up an affair between them by now
Not quite a comedy, not particularly scary, what was was happening? But still an interesting piece of work and worth the time spent. Hmm.
After the trailer I really expected more from Burton and from Carter and Depp. Found it boring.predictable and almost painful to watch since I'm a big fan of Burton's work and Carter/Depp's acting. I definitely wouldn't bother watching it again or recommend it to anyone.
This film was alright, just not as good as previous films that the more note worthy actors have been in.
Quite offbeat - as usual with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.
some good lines and characters, worth a look
Dreadful in every way. These actors must have owed Tim Burton a favour :(
great this movie. Fabulous special effects. Worth watching.
stupid movie. I like johnny depp so continued watching it to the end.
Not vary funny I did not like it
johnny Depp was fantastic, interesting movie but was a little disappointed with the ending.
Refreshing take on the Game theme. Funny to
Very funny at the beginning but ends in a boring way.
Is it meant to be a comedy? Because if it did, it missed the point.
Excellent story , some good special effects, If you like Jonny Depp worth watching
Really tedious, way too long and completely unfunny. I'm not even sure what it was supposed to be. Great actors couldn't do anything with this one
This was a lot better than the critics would have you believe. Well worth getting out.
Quirky...fun...something different. If you like Johhny Depp you will like this too.
This movie based on a TV series that was broadcast before twilight came around. . Dark Shadows is what twilight would have been if it was 1 movie and not a trilogy. Dark Shadows has better acting with better actors, but the same plot and the same themes.
awesome movie liked it heaps more then i had expected.
Enjoyed the movie a fair bit, especially Johnny Depp's character. Could have explored the storyline a bit more but no real complaints.
A bit of fluff viewing, but nonetheless a good 'watch once' film for a saturday night in!
This movie had a lot of potential and a great cast but it never really went anywhere. All the best bits were in the trailer. Very disappointing.
One of the wprst movies I've ever seen
A great cast and promising storyline. It was entertaining but I feel it was let down by a rushed ending, whilst trying to tie in all the loose ends.
I was so excited about this movie. I love the actors and it looked really funny on the trailers. Unfortunately it lost the plot early, There was little character development. To be honest I already forgotten most of the movie and I only watched it a few days ago.
This movie was okay, I'm a Johnny Depp fan from way back but it's not one of his best. The supporting cast were better and propped up a fairly predictable script. Didn't look kooky enough to be Tim Burton directed so was a bit disappointed with its visual style. Watch it, but don't expect too much.
Johnny D, as always was great.
Unlike others I quite liked this film.I found the quip comedy from Johnny Depp entertaining. I liked it.
Not as good as it was promoted, a bit of a disappointment.
Delightful, quirky, offbeat fun depp, burton, bonham-carter collaboration. It missed some opportunities, often funny and sometimes more dramatic.
I do not understand the negative reviews. Johnny Depp is a very talented actor who has the ability to act i many different roles. This movie is just a different type role to some of his other, perhaps funnier, roles. I suspect some people were expecting the movie to be the same as some of his other movies. I loved the movie.
It was ok. Enjoyed it but kinda silly
like the star says never again
Just a shame that all the funny bits are seen in the previews on other DVDs, so when you see them in the movie, you know what they're going to say. Other then that, only got a few laughs in what could have been a very funny movie if they'd made more of the plot. Depp good as usual. Wouldn't recommend it I'm afraid.
Let me just say up front, I'm a huge Johnny Depp / Tim Burton fan - and I really wanted to love this film. But I just couldn't get into it. It had nothing that made me want to keep watching it - it wasn't funny, it didn't create any tension or drama. I fell asleep about 3/4 of the way into it and I didn't care enough to go back and watch the end, so hopefully I'm not missing the best of it.
Too dark and not funny....it was supposed to be a comedy right??
Good casting, mildly funny, easy watching
Not the best Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie but it was okay. The trailer made it seem like more of a comedy but it was quite dark and I didn't like the ending. Great soundtrack though. And I am the only one who's noticed that Eva Green is being cast as a witch quite a lot these days?
So much potential but it just doesn't get there, would have made a great 1 hour tele movie.
Like Johnny Depp who is a good actor. Story a bit weak though
Definitely expected more from Burton and Depp. Found it to be a mixture of ridiculous and boring. I definitely wouldn't bother watching it again.
very dark and very boring.
I dont know that I laughed at all. I was really disappointed.
Thumbs up from me. A fun flick, watched it a few times and still had a giggle throughout.
So disappointed in this film as was a young relative of mine who had seen it before I did. Where's the brilliance of
"Beetlejuice" and "The Corpse Bride"? Even "Edward Scissorhands"? Visually, this movie "Dark Shadows" is really astounding, very atmospheric and lavish. However the plot is ridiculous (and other things that are 'off')! I am rather familiar with the original tv series "Dark Shadows" and what Burton did with the characters of this cult-classic series is really terrible. The original characters were interesting enough without Burton making a crazed travesty of it. And also the makeup on Depp, very similarly to his "Alice" movie was gauche. And what's with the mish mash of calling Victoria Winters by the name of Maggie Evans? These women were two different roles in the tv show. I noted that there was a memorium to Dan Curtis, the producer/director of the original tv show, at the end credits. I really wonder what Dan would think of Burton's absurd send up?
Not one of Depp/Burton's best by far. Some funny moments but few and far between.
Well not Johnny Depps best, and normally he makes the movies funny, was expecting better but still worth a watch
Was expecting more of a laugh after watching the trailers, so on that angle, was a bit disappointing. Storyline ok and overall the movie was enjoyable though. All actors played goo dparts within the movie. Kept the wife awake throughout, so had to be ok.
I didn't find this movie very funny & was rather disappointed. Glad i didn't bother going to see at the movies.
I was really disappointed with this movie. It is the worst thing I have seen Johny Depp do. The director didn't seem to know whether he was filming a send-up or a serious vampire movie. Acting was wooden and the wqhole thing is not worth watching.
Tim Burton is an amazing director and he doesn't disappoint with this one. Helena BC is so funny and Jonny Depp is just great, as usual.
It was OK, not the best not the worst. Great Music.
loved it,loved it.Johnny Depp is such an amazing actor,his portrayal is fantastic could watch it all day.
I really enjoyed this the second time around more after seeing it at the movies. It is a dark comedy but i love Johnny Depp and he brings so much variety to a role
The first half of this Movie was enjoyable, but the second half failed to hold the novelty factor (18th century character adapting to a 20th Century world) and ended up becoming quite boring.
Derivative, sloppy and unpleasant. The music's good, though.
A good movie, great costumes and makeup
A fairly typical Tim Burton / Johnny Depp movie. Much better than the dreadful Alice in Wonderland, but not as good as Sweeney Todd or Sleepy Hollow.
If you love the wonderful imaginary world that has been created by Johnny Depp & Tim Burton previously you certainly won't be disappointed in this new installment, it is every bit as magical & unique as you would expect. Maybe my famly are a little 'strange' but we loved every second and wouldn't hesitate this movie for a great evenings entertinment .
Weird - cant say I was overly impressed.
I loved it, Johnny Depp is outstanding but I found the ending involving the daughter a bit hard to swallow.
for tim burton, johnny depp, helena bonham carter (& michelle phiefer now) fans, this new installment of the now famous 'team-up' is definitely no let down. i loved this, it was well worth waiting for. Very well cast, acted, effects, storyline. All complimented each other. Recomended viewing
Not the best but entertaining and pleasant, great performances.
Such a boring movie, I would gve it 1/2 a star if I could but 1 is the minimum :(
this movie was quite boring, very predictable and went nowhere.It was not offensive but just not good - 1 1/2 stars
A pleasant movie but the story is a bit shallow. the actors are great in their role and it is well played. I personally was expecting something on the comedy side but no, the only laughable moment are in the trailer and pretty much the hole story line is in the trailer.
Another weird and whacky tale by Burton. Johnny Depp brilliant as usual but the supporting cast is also great to watch. It was a good through to about 3/4 of the movie where it begins to feel a little rushed and the finale is quickly slapped together as if there were time constraints on the movie for it to finish before it went too much over time. Despite this flaw it is still worth watching.
Be prepared for a pointless journey that has more plot holes than a sieve . It begins in the standard Burton style and does engage for the first 15 mins then the story just seems to idle along with the end sequences just throwing in 1 liners to explain events that have very little to do with the actual story .
On the whole I would say this is one of Burton's worst films to date and the whole feel of the movie is a mish mash that has very little body to the plot . All glitz and no substance .
This movie worked for me in a way that no other Burton/Depp film has in a long time. It had REAL vitality to it (no pun intended) and had me laughing out loud on several occasions. I read reviews and listened to friends who had seen it in order to gauge whether I should bother in threatening my fond memories of watching the Dark Shadows tv series in my early adulthood. I finally gave in and saw it because I realized how long it had been since seeing a good vampire movie and I knew Burton and Depp were captivated by the original daytime drama (so there was some hope placed on them doing it justice, but definitely no assurance i.e. Alice in Wonderland). The special FX and makeup weren't overdone and they were used in all the right places; informing the background of the characters was done very well to bring even non-viewers of the tv series in-the-know; and I wasn't let down at all in the attraction to the grave and sexy supernatural tendencies of vampirism. Dark Shadows is unmistakeably a Burton film with Mr. Depp being no.1 consipirator to bring out the goth and absurd. The plot and supporting cast could've been given more attention to feel more cohesive and compelling, but overall, there is an alluring combination of lightness and darkness that delightfully carried me through this film. For me, it was a breath of fresh air for the Burton & Depp pairing—still though, Johnny needs to stop letting Captain Jack Sparrow's swagger trickle into every eccentric character he portrays. It's getting old.