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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dark Shadows (2012)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Johnny Lee Miller, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earl Haley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote
Director: Tim Burton


Premise:
A vampire is imprisoned by a vengeful witch. Over two hundred years later he is released and returns to the family mansion, where his ancestors now live. He discovers the witch now runs the town his family built and he must find a way to get destroy her.

My Take:
I'm usually a fan of Tim Burton. This is definitely a Burton film. His style is in every frame. There's a fine cast too. But the movie just did not click with me as it seemed to have trouble deciding if it should be a comedy, drama, love story, or horror flick. It would go through sections when it was each of those things but it wasn't seemless and felt forced. And the final act simply didn't work for me. Maybe others will think differently.

Rating: Warning




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