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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.73
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isjg9O7ifwM&feature=player_embedded

Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Eva Green(yay), and a creepy story? I am in!
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Looks like a comedy. I loved Dark Shadows as a kid, but this is no Dark Shadows. Nope.

It also appears from imbd that the 87 year old Jonathan Frid makes a cameo appearance. He's really never none anything else on-screen except play Barnabas Collins.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.69
    Originally posted by pieman
    Looks like a comedy. I loved Dark Shadows as a kid, but this is no Dark Shadows. Nope.

    (edited by pieman on 16.3.12 1237)


Agree 100% here. My dad watched it when it originally aired. He introduced the series to me in the mid-80's and I fell in love with it too.

The show itself was a quirky one but held true to dark, gothic and horror undertones throughout the run. This is completely different.

I'm a fan of Tim Burton, however it looks like he used the typical approach of taking an old T.V. show when adapting it to film. This is a mockery of the original show and 70's pop culture Vs. an attempt to make a good film.

Again, I'm a fan of Burton's work, I was hoping for so much more on this one. My dad is going to be pissed!

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.71
Having watched it when it first aired, a small nit to pick. it aired from 1966 - 71 so it was really 1960's pop culture.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.69
    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Having watched it when it first aired, a small nit to pick. it aired from 1966 - 71 so it was really 1960's pop culture.


Yeah, they messed that up too! Setting the time frame to 1972 so that the bad time period jokes could be funnier.

Sent a link to my dad, yep.... wasn't happy.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.92
Knowing nothing about the series, this trailer wins me over by being the next-door neighbor to Addams Family/Addams Family Values.

I'm seeing it intently.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.94
Tim Burton's track record is almost perfect. (Almost = Planet of The Apes) I'm willing to give him a chance with this.

It looks like another goofy comedy like Mars Attacks, which turned out pretty good. The trailer made me laugh.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
This looks like *I* will enjoy it, but my Mother (who was a HUGE Dark Shadows fan) will HATE it.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.71
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Tim Burton's track record is almost perfect. (Almost = Planet of The Apes) I'm willing to give him a chance with this.

    It looks like another goofy comedy like Mars Attacks, which turned out pretty good. The trailer made me laugh.


It may be great but if your reference point is the original series you watched, especially as a young teenager, it may suck on the level. Dark shadows wasn't a comedy or farce, although it became over the to at the end. it was at best a slightly campy, sexually creepy, Gothic soap opera.

The best example using myself is the Robert Downey, Jr. Sherlock Holmes movies. Great movies for me but only if I could remove the Sherlock Holmes part from my brain. They were terrible Sherlock Holmes movies if you had read the books and short stories where the Irons portrayal/series on PBS was great.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.04
between this and the pictures of him as Tonto (with the crow on his head), it seems Johnny Depp is veering back to camp.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
    Originally posted by Lise
    This looks like *I* will enjoy it, but my Mother (who was a HUGE Dark Shadows fan) will HATE it.



Yeah, the Dark Shadows fans will definitely be bitching about this film.

My brother was a huge DS fan and was really excited when hearing they were making a DS movie.

Now he is not so happy.





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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Tim Burton's track record is almost perfect. (Almost = Planet of The Apes) I'm willing to give him a chance with this.


You forgot "Alice In Wonderland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in the same "almost" category.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.32
    Originally posted by Jericholic53
      Originally posted by Cerebus
      Tim Burton's track record is almost perfect. (Almost = Planet of The Apes) I'm willing to give him a chance with this.


    You forgot "Alice In Wonderland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in the same "almost" category.


I will give you Alice, but Charlie was awesome. As someone who grew up with Willy Wonka, I liked Burton's version better. But Alice, yeah, well, I fell asleep watching it and was mad when I woke up and it was still on!



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.19
The wife who is a fan of the original was lessen than pleased, but she did chuckle for the end. It seems a bit too much Edward Scissors Vampire for my taste.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.92
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Knowing nothing about the series, this trailer wins me over by being the next-door neighbor to Addams Family/Addams Family Values.



I said this on Friday.

Today, Empire Magazine linked to the official movie posters, and that Addams Family similarity seems more than a little deliberate. Check the taglines.








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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.49
When this was announced, I was expecting an awful Twilight knockoff. Instead, we're getting an awful Austin Powers knockoff. I...can't decide which is worse. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp need to see other people.

(Oh, and, yes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was bad and Alice In Wonderland was worse, but I liked Sweeney Todd just fine - although my girlfriend, who is a big fan of the original musical, HATES IT with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Big Fish was probably Burton's last GREAT movie - and his last without Depp. Coincidence? Although a case can be made that the two BEST movies of the first twenty years of his career are the two he made with Johnny Depp. So to answer your question, I don't know.)
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.53
WB are really struggling to market this, apparently, and the trailer is not representative of the overall tone of the film at all. They're leaning heavily on the comedy stuff because they don't know how to sell an oddball 70s-set vampiric melodrama with violence and jokes also thrown in.
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