Dark Shadows

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

The latest Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration, based on the cult-classic ‘60s TV show, doesn’t shine like some of their other work. Vampire Barnabas (Depp) awakens from his 200-year hiatus to find himself in 1972. Depp’s vamp comically grapples with the new age, reading Love Story, devouring hippies while wondering who these freaks are, exactly. An all-star cast joins, buy they just don’t have much to work with here. The original show was fresh and new, which just isn’t the case with the film.

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