Dark Shadows (2012) Movie Review
Released : May 11th, 2012
Reviewed : Oct. 21st, 2012
Genre : Horror? (This film can’t decide what genre it is)
Story (from IMDB) :
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
What a mess of a movie. I wanted to see this for some reason and finally after seeing it I finally realize just how big of a huge failure the movie was.
To start off none of the plot is any good. It has a hard time wanting to keep a steady or entertaining pace and after some time just starts throwing random events at you. It can’t hold your interest. It doesn’t help that the movie doesn’t really have any likeable characters to it. Johnny Depp was normal is creepy and weird but not in a good way. Towards the end I was thinking that no matter what happened if any of the characters lived or died I wouldn’t care at all.
Special effect wise this is laughably bad. I feel like it was rushed because several times you could tell that the effects started a second later than what they should have. The entire thing just feels like another rehashed Tim Burton film that doesn’t deliver on any parts really.
If it wasn’t for a few of the cast members and the fact that Alice Cooper is in it (even though the scene that he is singing “No More Mr Nice Guy” is the studio version of the song and not a live one) then this movie wouldn’t even get the low score I’m giving it. Overall avoid it.