After the Michigan ComicCon Saturday, I went to the theatre to see Dark Shadows. Johnny Depp stars as Barnabus Collins in a movie version of a television show from the 70's. Barnabus Collins, a rich and influential man from the 1700's, was turned into a vampire when he did not return the love of a woman who turned out to be a witch. He was chained and buried, and was accidentally dug up in 1972. He returns to his ancestral home (Collinwood) to find the modern day Collins family, and all their problems. The witch who loved him is still around and still wants him to love her, but he loves another. The movie has many funny moments, and it is enjoyable, but I suspect it would have been better had they stuck more to the original Dark Shadows concept. This is why I give it 4 paws up which is about a 7 out of 10 on the human movie scale. It is still very entertaining, and Johnny Depp, as usual, does a great job. I recommend this movie because it is a good way to spend an afternoon or evening.
Demon Flash Bandit (Movie Critic)