I never got the chance to see Dark Shadows in the theater. Well, I had the chance, but I just never got around to it. There were other priorities and better movies to see and now that it’s out on Blu-ray disc I snapped it up to enjoy in HD in my own couch.
Johnny Depp plays a vampire and does so very well. It’s not a horror movie by any means, in fact, it’s more to the comedy side with a tad drama on the side. There are some really funny jokes here and there and Depp plays his character enjoyably.
The movie itself isn’t that impressive by any means. The story is has been done in various forms before, and though it was interesting to see and it’s definitely worth seeing, it’s not spectacular. Expect a few laughs here and there but that’s about it. I wasn’t really super-intrigued or glued to the movie but I did want to see how it would end, even though it was predictable, at least to me.
Rating: 3 out of 5