Movie Review: Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

Rated PG-13
DvD Released: October 2, 2012

Release Date: May 11, 2012 (USA)
Genre: Comedy
Run Time: 113 Minutes
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley
My Review
Dark Shadows, Directed by Tim Burton. This movie is based on an imprisoned vampire who prior to his vampirisum (if that’s a word) was something like a womanizer. That is, until he found the love of his life. His mistake was making a witch fall in love with him and breaking her heart. After he is set free he returns to his ancestral home only to find that his decedents have not only ruined the legacy his parents had built, but are in desperate need of his protection.
In my very own personal opinion, this movie is not for children. The rating seems to suggest that this movie is appropriate for children ages 13, however I disagree simply because the sex scene in the movie. True, they don’t show any body parts but they also make it very clear what is happening. This happens in more then one part of the movie; from the scene where a woman “goes down” on the vampire to the all out scene where the vampire “can’t resist” making love to the witch who turned him into a vampire.
The movie itself is funny, not hilarious but funny. My only suggestion is to watch it before letting your children watch it and decide if you feel it is appropriate for their age.    
I have not received any form of payment for this review. This review is based strictly on my opinion.

2 thoughts on “Movie Review: Dark Shadows

  1. It has some real moments that made me laugh and had me enjoyed, but Burton starts to lose himself by the end, therefore, he lost me. Could have been so much better and the only reason it is as good as it is, is because of Depp’s insane performance. Good review.

    • I agree, by the end of the movie I was a bit confused as to what it even had to do with the original purpose. I get that they tried to basically teach “cherish a second chance” type of lesson but the second time the story plot was already so twisted that the idea was a lost concept.

      Thanks 🙂

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