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Movie Review: Dark Shadows

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 05/11/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz

Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking . Running time 113 minutes, Horror/Comedy/Fantasy

Plays like: Beetlejuice (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992)

I really can’t get a general idea of how many people are tired of the Burton/Depp collaboration, but then I look at 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and numbers don’t lie; people just can’t get enough. I can, but I’m only one man and I don’t pay for the movies anyway. Nevertheless, after seven films together, the pair don’t show any signs of calling it quits. Their latest attempt at blending humor and the macabre, Dark Shadows, based on the 70s horror soap tv show, is a perfect example of Burton’s directorial style as well as how little he has refused to evolve his storytelling beyond special effects. Whether or not this is a good thing is up to the viewer, of course. Continue reading