Dorian Thompson wrote:
Benjamin Walker's a cutie--but not in a pussy, Twilight kind of way.
The John Carter
people should have realized they needed to cast someone like Walker as the lead. For that matter, they should have hired the people marketing this movie, because they know what they're doing.
I wasn't impressed with the Dark Shadows trailer. I was disappointed to see it was a full on comedy. I expected dark comedic elements because it was Burton, but not the whole 70s pastel and lava lamp treatment.
I think semi-comic is a good way to take that movie. There's only so many brooding vampires we can take. It's Depp's performance that bores me. He's doing the same schitck we've all seen too many times before. Anyway, The Lone Ranger
is a better opportunity for him to break out of his rut and do something other than Schitck A or Schitck B.