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Plot: In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Runtime: 113 mins Release Date: 10 May 2012
Time Burton scores again. This show is great and I will be getting it when it comes out on Blu-ray.This is NOT a remake of Dark Shadows. It's a funny tongue-in-cheek spoof in the lines of Burton's Alice in Wonderland. As a die-hard fan of the TV series I can honestly say this is just a lot of fun. Depp is great and the rest of the cast was well chosen. Even the music, which is all of the 70's era, is perfect for the movie. Alice Cooper's appearance was a blast and fit in well. There are twists everywhere and it doesn't matter if you catch them or not. I bet you'll miss <more>
a few. LOL Go see the movie. Don't over analyze it is, just enjoy it. Come back to IMDb and rate it. It deserves a 10.
The film Dark Shadows opened to an eagerly awaiting audience of both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp fans. Based on the ABC daytime show which aired during the late 1960s which generated a cult following, what was taken seriously in the late 60s / early 70s comes across as comedy today. The majority of the movie is set in 1972 and incorporates music from the Moody Blues Nights in White Satin with appearances by Karen Carpenter in a TV scene, a cameo appearance by Alice Cooper and appearances by four of the original Dark Shadows actors including Jonathan Frid who passed away shortly after <more>
filming. Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content , drug use, language and smoking, one of our 14-year-old critics, Raven Devanney rated it 6 out of 5 stars for ages 13 and up. Here's her take: Dark Shadows Reviewed by Raven Devanney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v c2NE6UPSLcM Dark Shadows is a hilarious movie about a man named Barnibus Collins, who is cursed by an evil witch when he refuses to give her his love. Turned into a vampire, Barnibus is locked away in a coffin for two centuries. Now, freed by unsuspecting construction workers, Barnibus finds that his home town of Collins Port has drastically changed. He must learn to fit into the 70s while protecting his family, restoring Collins Port to its former glory and riding himself of the evil witch, Angelique, who cursed him to be a creature forced to hide in dark shadows. I absolutely loved this movie. Johnny Depp, who plays Barnibus Collins, did fantastic! Johnny is one of my all time favorite actors and when he teams up with director Tim Burton, you know it's a film worth seeing. The cinematography was great because of the gloominess that you will often find in Tim Burton's films, but they found a flawless way to thrown in the bright colors of the 70's. The special effects were great too, especially in the end when Angelique's skin started to crack; she really looked as if she was made out of porcelain. Something that did bother me about the visuals was that the blood in the film looked way to fake considering that it is a vampire movie. My favorite character would have to be that daughter of the Collins family played by Chloe Moretz. One; she is my favorite young actress, two; she played a moody, mellow dramatic, angsty teenager perfectly. The acting in this film was priceless because there was a lot of over- acting, but not in a cheesy way, it was done very purposefully and it gave a wonderful comedic feel to dramatic situations. I suggest this film for ages 13 and up because of sexual situations, mild drug use and language. I would give this film 6 out of 5 stars because it far surpassed my expectations!
I was a huge fan of the original Dark Shadows serial soap. Watched it every day until it was preempted in Los Angeles by the Senate Watergate Hearings. Tim Burton's version of Dark Shadows staring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfieffer is a great send-off to the series and other 70's horror movies. Green puke: The Exorcist. Wearwolf: Wolfen. The boy staring in the hall: Damien from The Omen. And the 1970's soundtrack was second to none, starting with "Nights in White Satin." It was tacky, funny, a little scary, and definitely another Burton hit. I would go see it again in <more>
theaters, watch it every time it is on T.V., and go see the sequel too. This is one of few movies that I see out of the over 40 new ones I see per year that I can truly say: You gotta see this flick!
Dark Shadows is one of the 5 films I have been eagerly awaiting to see this summer and was very excited when I got a pre-screening pass to see it just a day ago. I've seen The Avengers, too, so that's already 2 out of the list. After seeing it last night, I couldn't decide what I thought about certain elements of it until this morning. When a film stays in my head, I know it's made an impression and again, Tim and Johnny have done just that. I can "replay" most of the movie in my head. Everyone is the way you'd expect their character to be and they are all <more>
excellent in their roles. They've made a film that will appeal to a wide range of audiences. When Barnabas hypnotizes someone, you believe he's doing it. Johnny is amazing, again! The sex scenes, such as they are, imply rather than show anything, but the expressions on Barnabas' and Angelique's faces tell you a lot. The story is ahem fleshed out rather nicely as everything is explained in due time and you're not hit over the head with stupid jokes. There is a good balance of humor and drama and even a bit of sweetness when Barnabas is with Victoria Winters but not the kind that is sappy . Barnabas does reveal who his to Elizabeth but how this transpires and what it leads to is interesting and not played for laughs. Michelle "gets" Elizabeth and even her false eyelashes are a nod to the original TV show actress' look. The costumes! Colleen Atwood has done it again. 'Nuf said. There are Sleepy Hollow-like elements in the use and look of the blood, the horror elements like when he kills and can I mention the fangs? They come out when he's about to dine. They're marvelous! I will probably see this again with some friends as I'd like to see Dark Shadows in IMAX because, heck, IMAX is wonderful. My recommendation: Go see it! 9/10
They GET it! Tim Burton, et al. have delivered a ton of the gothic/60s mashup fun that was the "Dark Shadows" experience. They've stuck to the original storyline and characters, while, of course, blowing out the original claustrophobic sets and expanding into a majestic and wonderful Collinwood. Johnny Depp was the perfect Barnabas; he gets it too -- much of the delight we took in watching the old TV show was seeing Johnathan Frid rising above the insane pace of production which made it hard for him to keep his lines straight we called it "What's My Line?" to <more>
First of all I must say that I am a big fan of Dark Shadows the original television series, and I am a big fan of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp separately and collaboratively. But I had my apprehensions when I saw the trailer for this movie. I was unsure of the direction of the movie, because of the serious tone of the television series.Boy was I wrong. The movie starts fast and keeps you engaged throughout. Instead of necessarily focusing on one aspect of film-making it covers many. Suspense, Comedy, Horror, and Mystery are all a part of this film. Burton and the writers combine all of these <more>
elements while staying true to Burton's style and the television series.The talented ensemble cast have great chemistry throughout the movie. Everyone has a purpose.But I have to admit the standout is Johnny Depp. Talented might not be the word for him. He can absorb any type of role with ease. His character Barnabas gloats with honesty. His shyness of the new world he is facing, while being a vampire and having needs is a dilemma. Because of this Johnny's seldom scene comedic skills shine throughout. Barnabas is very blunt with his actions, but with his exquisite vocabulary and proper manners the comedy is non stop. I was literally laughing the entire movie. Some of my friends who knew nothing about the movie were laughing harder than I was.I enjoyed this movie. The writing, directing, costume design,and acting are all top notch. One of the movies that make me still have hope in Hollywood. It's a must see. Don't hesitate. Another Burton classic.
First of all, i didn't know a lot about this movie. I discovered when watching it as Johnny Depp is a vampire. Also i didn't know about all the good actors like Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chlo√ę Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee and Alice Cooper ! I thought it was going to be a kind of remake of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" because the story is about a lady who goes to a mansion for a job of housekeeper. So the idea of mansion, vampires and human being made me think about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". But i can assure you as it's not.Also it <more>
looks like a lot others works of Tim Burton like "Beetlejuice" and "Edward Scissorhands", mostly for the mansion and for the character of Johnny Depp which is different from other ones.I liked the movie and i recommend it if you like Tim Burton's work.
one of the best of the Hollywood re-imaginings... (by A_Different_Drummer)
Lets be frank. If you had a dime for every time Hollywood took something dusty and old, and tried to turn it into something shiny and new, you could retire.In fact, most of these attempts barely work. But having seen this one front to back three times since its first release I believe this is an exception and moreover I believe that viewers have become so jaded to these attempts that they instinctively rebelled against the film hence the low rating without even giving it a chance.The script by Seth Grahame-Smith is witty and clever and engaging. And wonderfully demented. The cast is to <more>
die for. Eva Green and Johnny Depp are at the peak of their craft, delivering with a straight face bits of dialog that lesser actors would choke on. The supporting cast almost all A-list with a young Chlo√ę Grace Moretz is rock solid.Overall a delightfully deranged yet still entertaining exercise in being silly -- which is exactly what Hollywood aims for in these odd exercises.The IMDb rating is much too low. Give it another chance.
Not Tim Burton's best but fun and enjoyable. (by Joey_841-59-41308)
Dark shadows is a very unique movie it's classic Burton, this movie was so close to being a classic, all it needed was a few extra scenes here and there. I constantly here on other reviews people saying it can't decide whether it's a comedy or horror, well it's both in a way I mean it's not a scary film in any way but it's still creepy, and the humor is always put in the right spots of the movie and it's actually funny and it still doesn't feel like just a comedy. The acting in this movie is great all the actors carry their rolls perfectly and they do not feel <more>
wasted at all, I can see how some saw this as the Johnny depp show as he gets most of the screen time, but the other characters do not feel under valued in anyway. In conclusion this movie was a great installment to the Burton collection all though there is room for improvement it was a fun and extremely enjoyable movie. I recommend this to all people who are a fan of Burton's work.