My wife wanted to see this film and since it was Mother's Day her wish was my command. She is a Johnny Depp fan. I've seen the trailer a few times so I was expecting a comedy which it was not. As I watched Depp's portrayal of Barnabas Collins his roles in Sleepy Hollow and Sweeney Todd came to mind. There were many dark humor moments and a few laugh out loud bits but the second act seemed padded out and flat. There seemed to be a general lack of chemistry between the Depp and Eva Green characters that should have been driving the story and was needed to sell the entire premise. But it's a Tim Burton movie and my rules don't apply. I own a few Johnny Depp movies and would have to watch this again before deciding if it's worthy or not. I gave it a 7 and my wife gave it a 9 but she watched the original TV show back in the day.
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5/14/12 at 7:18am