Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows received rotten ratings – Entertainment News
Dark Shadows is a 2012 comedy-horror flick which is directed by Tim Burton. It stars Johnny Depp as the lead character and is based on the 1966-1971 gothic horror soap opera of the same name. It was released on 11th May and since then it has grossed $74.8
million at the US Box Office.
The movie follows a 200-year-old vampire, Barnabas Collins (starred by Depp) who is set free and returns to his ancestral home only to see his dysfunctional descendants who are in need of his protection. Barnabas became a vampire after he broke the heart
of a witch, Angelique Bouchard (played by Eva Green).
The trailer of the $150 million budgeted movie was released exclusively on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 15th march this year and on the same day the trailer made its online debut on Apple.com.
Dark Shadows received mixed reviews from critics worldwide. It recorded a rotten rating of 42 per cent at the review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s general consensus states, “The visuals are top notch but Tim Burton never finds a consistent
rhythm, mixing campy jokes and gothic spookiness with less success than other Johnny Depp collaborations.”
The top film critic of the New York Post, Lou Lumenick, gave the movie a score of 2.5 out of four and declared, "Dark Shadows” certainly has its moments, especially when Barnabas and Angelique hilariously wreck her office during a surreal, CGI-fueled, PG-rated
Christian Orr of the Atlantic had a different opinion. He was quoted, “Fans of Depp’s past collusions with Burton will find their rewards along the way. But there’s a perfunctory vibe to the goings on, a weariness amid the weirdness.”
Overall, Dark Shadows is a good way to kill time with your friends and family.