Critic Review - Detroit News

How bad is "Dark Shadows"? It makes you long for a "Twilight" movie. That's bad.

May 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Detroit News | Comments (35)
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Danny  S.

Danny Scott

that was a terrible anaology, this movies a billion times better than any twiight movie could hope to be. not saying this movie was the greatest but far better than twilight

May 11 - 06:05 AM

allister w.

allister w

no. it's that bad.

May 11 - 12:11 PM

John Shipley

John Shipley

no way, I agree with Danny.

May 18 - 04:58 PM

Andrew Daniels

Andrew Daniels

No, really. It was that bad. And that's terrible.

Jun 10 - 02:49 AM

Shyam Narayan

Shyam Narayan

that's just absurd.

May 11 - 07:34 AM

canali c.

canali canli

finally the truth arrives about another triage worthy unit from burton the butcher.

May 11 - 08:49 AM

Forrest King

Forrest King

It was not that bad. at least it was intentionally funny and the main character was likable.

May 11 - 11:43 AM

Jacqueline Pai

Jacqueline Pai

Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, not to mention Tim Burton. This movie beats Twilight by default.

May 11 - 09:18 PM

César Becerra

César Becerra

Great actors have terrible movies, just like Kirsten Stewart was great in Adventureland and Robert Pattinson is in the new Cronenberg flick. There is no such thing as "winning by default", the movie is terrible like most of Burton's recent work, since he has long become a parody of himself.

May 18 - 08:13 AM

Elisabeth Chen

Elisabeth Chen

Kristen Stewart, unfortunately, is not good at anything. Same emotionless, unbothered, stoned-out Kristen in Adventureland.

May 18 - 08:48 AM

Christopher Fergo

Christopher Fergo

Lets not fly off the handle. Burtons a hack, but he's nowhere near as bad as Stephanie Meyer.

May 12 - 06:15 AM

Vinh Khang

Vinh Khang

I haven't seen this movie but I doubt any movie out there is as bad as Twilight. Your statement seems a bit exaggerating. Twilight is the only movie (or series) that made me wanna kill myself or that I can fall asleep in the theatre.

May 12 - 03:54 PM

Mimi Chappelear

Mimi Chappelear

really? have you seen jack and jill?? :\

May 13 - 07:46 PM

Erik Brandt

Erik Brandt

Sure, Jack and Jill way worse, but Twilight takes it self serious! Wich it isn't, this movie wasn't good, I haven't seen the original series so I can't say how accurate it is. But it has it's moments when its not that bad, unlike twilight wich sucks from the first second to the credits.

May 16 - 01:54 AM

Bryan Torres

Bryan Torres

The fact that you talked about Twilight in any positive way, even if by analogy, makes you a terrible critic... Everything, and i mean everything is better than Twilight.

May 12 - 01:02 PM

Jónas Haux

Jónas Haux

You say that about Jack & Jill?

May 12 - 03:25 PM

Mimi Chappelear

Mimi Chappelear

i was just thinking that!

May 13 - 07:48 PM

Timothy Edgren

Timothy Edgren

You sir, made me lose all faith in Rotten Tomatoes critics just by that statement.

May 12 - 07:08 PM

Jiro Quijano

Jiro Quijano

Nice try, twilight fan!

May 13 - 04:42 AM

Donald Briner

Donald Briner

May 13 - 09:14 AM

Donald Briner

Donald Briner

see it again with aN OPEN MIND

May 13 - 09:15 AM

Rebecca Faron

Rebecca Faron

NNNnnnnope.

May 13 - 09:27 AM

Terri Sartoris

Terri Sartoris

... we clearly did not see the same movie.

May 13 - 04:06 PM

Fred Gliboff

Fred Gliboff

nobody longs for twilight movies

May 14 - 08:53 AM

Samuel Bryant

Samuel Bryant

Dude, that is impossible. NOTHING sucks more than Twilight. Except maybe your analogy.

May 14 - 02:21 PM

Paul Counelis

Paul Counelis

I'd rather watch the trailer for this movie 30 times straight than "Twilight".

May 14 - 10:08 PM

Sam Bianchini

Sam Bianchini

Retarded hyperbole is retarded. Typical critic, little more than an attention whore.

May 16 - 01:52 AM

Fletch Setzer

Fletch Setzer

BINGO!

May 26 - 10:01 AM

Jonathan Blanton

Jonathan Blanton

The amount of stupidity on this website is hard to handle.

Aug 27 - 02:01 AM

Chaotic

Chris Burge

I can understand not liking this movie, but Twilight has nothing to like. This has awesome visuals and some good performances.

May 16 - 06:46 PM

Aaron Illingworth

Aaron Illingworth

I don't think he literally meant this movie was worse than Twilight, it just makes you realize that it was capable of so much more. I saw it tonight with little to no expectations and I was still disappointed.

May 18 - 11:48 PM

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Hugo Emanuel Melo

I've seen Burton's Dark Sahdows and it's a very mediocre effort. It's storytelling at it's most lazy and the ending is a total mess. However it beats any twilight film by a gigantic mile. Dark Sahdows has great visuals, nice performences and is somewhat entertaining, despite being mediocre.Twiligh has two hours in a half of teenagers pouting, with cheesy CGI.The only good things in Twilight is the Cinematography and Desplat's compositions in the new noom film. BTW, in order for someone to long for something he has to enjoy it somewhat, wich makes me come to the conclusion that Mr. Long (great porn name) is a Twilight fan.

May 21 - 04:37 AM

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