Those put off by the tone of the Dark Shadows trailer, might be surprised if you see the film.
It does have a light touch, and various scenes are played for laughs, but at its core the film does justice to the Collins family, and Barnabus' love story, curse and feud with Angelique.
While it wasn't what I had in mind of a film adaption of Dark Shadows, Burton, Depp and the screenwriter may have been smart to capture the core of the story, but adding intentional humor in the mix.
The movie's not a classic, but it is fun. However, it's probably going to be buried by the Avengers. Whoever the studio suit was that decided to open the film this weekend should rethink his scheduling strategy.