Helena Bonham Carter
My second beef is with the characters. I love Johnny Depp, I sincerely do, but his take on Barnabas Collins is atrocious. The makeup is terrible, his lame 'out of timeline' jokes are weak--and pretty much all showcased in the trailers I might add--and his relationship with the Collins family and Angelique are way off the beaten path. The entire story is just told wrong; from the wrong perspective, the wrong tone and essentially leading up to the wrong endgame. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The gothic scenery is alright at times (the opening scene particularly), but feels more and more forced as we progress. The CGI is dull and I didn't care for the "tongue" scene with Angelique. Seriously guys, she's a witch, not a licker from RESIDENT EVIL.
DARK SHADOWS is the perfect example of turd-burger being dressed up to look like a yummy hamburger--we got a decent cast for fixings and a supposed epic director. The problem is, as good as this may have looked on paper (and I'm being objective here cause I doubt this ever looked good anywhere), the second you bite into this burger you know it's crap. Tim Burton has many a great film under his belt, but this was a superior letdown. I was hoping for SLEEPY HOLLOW--a perfect incarnation of its TV counterpart--but sadly this was not the case. Just because you have Burton and his crew of favorite actors and actresses all together in one place, doesn't mean you'll get a blockbuster. In this case, far from it. I'd actually go on record and say this is the worst film of Tim Burton's career and if it's any indication of how he'll be handling projects in the future, he may want to retire and take up golfing instead.
Deleted Scenes: There's five minutes worth and they're all spewing the same "timeline" shtick. If you ask me, this entire film should've been deleted.
Previews: There's a couple trailers that play before the feature as well as a Digital and DVD Copy of the film.
Extra Tidbit: Ben Cross should dress up and Barnabas Collins this Halloween and hand out door to door beat downs to the cast of this film.