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Two new Dark Shadows TV spots really play up the comedy

Mar. 26, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS has already become the hot/cold summer movie of 2012. Prior to the trailer being released, it seemed that most people were expecting a true Hammer Horror style film. But, the initial reaction to the footage we have all seen is that we are getting something closer to THE ADDAMS FAMILY films. There have already been accusations that this is Burton's horror version of MARS ATTACKS.

As someone who actually enjoyed MARS ATTACKS, I am still keeping an open mind about this film. Johnny Depp has the uncanny ability to make even bad movies into enjoyable ones. In these newest TV spots, we get a lot more of the comedy included in the film as well as some potential gory scenes. I am pretty sure this one is going to be PG-13, but an R-rated gory horror comedy would certainly make for a better take on the material.

I do like a good "fish out of water" story and seeing Barnabas' reactions to the modern technology of the 1970s is good for a laugh, but can it sustain an entire film?

DARK SHADOWS opens May 11th.

Extra Tidbit: Will Johnny Depp get to star in another movie where he doesn't have to wear make up?
Source: Dread Central

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2:46PM on 03/27/2012
Why is this a comedy? It would be like if they remade Star Trek as a comedy because "look at all those cheesy monster suits and sixties stuff ha ha ha." Just because something is dated doesn't mean it needs to be a comedy.
Why is this a comedy? It would be like if they remade Star Trek as a comedy because "look at all those cheesy monster suits and sixties stuff ha ha ha." Just because something is dated doesn't mean it needs to be a comedy.
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5:33PM on 03/26/2012
A movie adaptation of a cheesy 70s soap opera about ghosts & vampires has no right not to be a comedy. I'm liking the look of this movie sofar, reminds me of the early Tim Burton flicks like Beetlejuice, PeeWee, and Edward Scissorhands where budget considerations meant he had to dial back his imagination in favor of more reality-based suburban kookiness.
A movie adaptation of a cheesy 70s soap opera about ghosts & vampires has no right not to be a comedy. I'm liking the look of this movie sofar, reminds me of the early Tim Burton flicks like Beetlejuice, PeeWee, and Edward Scissorhands where budget considerations meant he had to dial back his imagination in favor of more reality-based suburban kookiness.
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5:09PM on 03/26/2012
I'm starting to warm up to this film every time I see the trailer. Hopefully it turns out better than expected.

As for the extra tidbit, try watching Public Enemies, The Rum Diary, The Tourist, and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.
I'm starting to warm up to this film every time I see the trailer. Hopefully it turns out better than expected.

As for the extra tidbit, try watching Public Enemies, The Rum Diary, The Tourist, and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.
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4:45PM on 03/26/2012
I really never would've held my breath for anything more than a PG-13 rating. Burton has only three R-rated movies under his belt: Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, and Sweeny Todd. He's gloomy, but he isn't hard-core except on occasion.
I really never would've held my breath for anything more than a PG-13 rating. Burton has only three R-rated movies under his belt: Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, and Sweeny Todd. He's gloomy, but he isn't hard-core except on occasion.
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4:04PM on 03/26/2012

DID BURTON AND DEPP ...

... ever made a bad movie? I think not.
... ever made a bad movie? I think not.
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4:07PM on 03/26/2012
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...Alice in Wonderland...both some of their more recent collaborations. I wish they'd go back to the non-Disney stuff like Ed Wood. That was a great movie.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...Alice in Wonderland...both some of their more recent collaborations. I wish they'd go back to the non-Disney stuff like Ed Wood. That was a great movie.
4:43PM on 03/26/2012
I personally liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, if only cuz I couldn't stand the Gene Wilder version (except the Oompa Loompas). But I'll give you Alice in Wonderland.
I personally liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, if only cuz I couldn't stand the Gene Wilder version (except the Oompa Loompas). But I'll give you Alice in Wonderland.
10:46AM on 03/27/2012
I also liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but couldn't make it through Alice in Wonderland, so I think that is their big failure. Overall, that's a pretty good track record, considering the number of films they've done.
I also liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but couldn't make it through Alice in Wonderland, so I think that is their big failure. Overall, that's a pretty good track record, considering the number of films they've done.
10:54AM on 03/27/2012
Also, to filmaddict, this film is a non-Disney collaboration. There have been complaints about the humor, but at least we get to see a gothic, adult-centric film from them, instead of the kiddie-fare Burton has done lately. Though, between Charlie and the chocolate factory and Aice in Wonderland, they did do Sweeney Todd, so they haven't sold out completely.
Also, to filmaddict, this film is a non-Disney collaboration. There have been complaints about the humor, but at least we get to see a gothic, adult-centric film from them, instead of the kiddie-fare Burton has done lately. Though, between Charlie and the chocolate factory and Aice in Wonderland, they did do Sweeney Todd, so they haven't sold out completely.
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