Dark Shadows was Charlotte’s choice and really rather good, despite the cliches and predictability! About two thirds of the way through I knew exactly what the last scene would be and I was right (not going to spoil it though).
Johnny Depp makes an excellent vampyre. Mind you he’s a superb pirate. In fact he seems brilliant at every outing, especially when matched with Tim Burton. Dark Shadows is more classic dark Tim Burton and of course has a superb cast with Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer. Eva Green was just incredible as a witch and I couldn’t take my eyes off her as a blonde. It’s a shame the rating was only 12A as some of the film was quite sanitised where I don’t think it really should have been.
There’s nothing new in the story and not much if anything by way of a twist, but at least there was a story to follow. The ending was setup perfectly for a sequel without actually hinting where it might go next. The best thing would probably be to leave it and do something else.