Like probably every single person on this site, I LOVED DARK SHADOWS with a ferocious passion...so when I saw Johnny Depp on the news the other night announcing he just shot the Dark Shadows movie, I kind of went crazy with excitement. And when he said it was Tim Burton directing, I nearly lost my mind, 'cause NO ONE else but Tim Burton could do this movie.
Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors (with whom I share a birthday, by the way)......but could this movie ever compare to the experience I grew up with? Probably not.
I think I should lower my expectations and just enjoy the movie as an "homage" to the original tv show, and not expect it to parallel it in all ways.
I ran home from school every day to watch Dark Shadows. I loved every little bit of it, even when the actors forgot their lines, or a microphone showed up in the shot...it didn't matter...these actors were the sexist, the most dramatic, the most captivating...I will always be grateful to every single person involved in it's production.
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Carol, yours is the best attitude yet. My only fear is that the actors didn't bring their A game. Depp, lately, has become a Jack of All Trades (or rather, a jack of all roles) and occasionally just calls it in, as he's been doing with all those Pirates films. But, then again, he also has a penchant for making multiple sequels. What if Dark Shadows is successful and he goes on to make multiple Dark Shadows films? Imagine that. We're talking a whole lot of homage for us fans. But, alas, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
I would love to see some sequels. I loved the series, watched the entire thing for episode 1 to the bitter end via Netflix. I remember my mother watching when I was growing up and hiding when then the theme music started.
Just imagine - a Quentin themed movie, maybe a Leviathan themed - although that was my least favorite plot line.
I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!
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