Okay, I saw it. It’s a good movie but not a great one. I’m not spoiling anything by saying it’s a campy remake of the original soap opera. It is literally a dark comedy. I’d give it a “B+”.
Like all Tim Burton movies the funniest parts are in the first half. He treats the original story line as a guideline not a straight-jacket. Eva Green (Angelique) steals the show from Johnny Depp which isn’t easy to do. Look closely during the scene where they hold a ball at Collinwood and you’ll see cameos by Jonathan Frid and a couple other original cast members – they play guests.
As far as previews the only one I look forward to seeing is Snow White and the Huntsman but I’ve always had a lech for Charlize Theron.
This is an open thread.