DvD Released: October 2, 2012
Release Date: May 11, 2012 (USA)
Run Time: 113 Minutes
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley
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.