by The TV Guy
Tim Burton has re-imagined the late 60’s early 70’s soap opera Dark Shadows. The movie was layered with grandiosity and color and the cinematography was classic Tim Burton. With all that said the viewer was never in a position to truly care about the characters.
Barnabas Collins, played by Johnny Depp, the 200 plus year old vampire and patriarch of the Collins family was inadvertently released from his casket. Placed there centuries before by a witch, he has been resurrected in 1972 to bring his fallen family back to prominence.
The movie was not what anyone was really expecting. It just fell short with the characters and the story was just flat. As a fan of Burton and Depp I wanted to enjoy this movie. All the funny parts were in the commercials, never a good sign. Not worth your time or money…