Dark Shadows : Another bomb for Depp and it all began here

Another bomb for Depp and it all began here

The Lone Ranger bombed. Now Transcendence bombs...great news! It began here with Depp screwing over Dark Shadows. Time for Depp to go to sleep for 200 years. Maybe when he wakes up he can try to salvage his career.

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200 years won't help any. Perhaps Angelique's curse also covers Depp's future movies as well..haha. "Transcendence" and "The Lone Ranger" are good examples of the malformed polar extremes that Depp's acting repertoire has acquired. In one he cakes his face in white powder and gives us a hammy performance which should have won the Razzie for which it was nominated in "The Lone Ranger." In the second, he has all of the enthusiasm and energy of a spent washcloth. Like Austin Powers, Depp has lost his mojo. He is becoming more and more of an unintentional caricature of himself. In his interview on "Inside the Actor's Studio" Depp had said that his first role was "being eaten by a bed" in "Nightmare on Elm Street." His performance in Transcendence proves that he could put even Freddy Krueger to sleep.

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Your point? I agree with the other guy btw.

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Meh, it happens.....who really cares though?

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Why should we worry. You do all of the worrying for him. You seem to be rather touchy that "Transcendence" is a flop. Perhaps if you insult and shame everybody who didn't go to the theater and pay money to see the movie or whine to those who gave the movie tepid or BAD reviews then maybe they will suddenly have an epiphany and decide to go see it or change their reviews. Depp was so disengaged and boring in this movie that I'm surprised that even his digital avatar wasn't yawning frequently. Perhaps Windows has an autonomous program that edited those out. Too bad that program couldn't use C++ to create an instance of acting. They must have mistakenly used Depp-- .

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Are the familiar with Depp's movies pre-Sparrow?
Most of them were box office flops, his only had big success was those Pirate movies and Alice on Wonderland, those are the exception so why would anyone assume all his films would perform?


I don't know what Transcendence is or about but I'm guessing it's not a remake or a reboot like the majority of movies these days. The audience cry for something different and when they get it they cry it's different.

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i haven't seen trancendence. but the description makes me think it's '80s style technophobia.
which is not new or original, and definitely not the 'please stop catering to the lowest common denominator' that the audience is screaming for

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Lol

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The poster above me is right. Until POTC Depp had pretty much flops, except for the occasional hit. It wasn't perhaps so much that the films were bad, they just weren't to commercial enough and more art- films than huge crowd-pleaser. POTC changed all that, and all of a sudden he became a box-office draw.
Depp should be used to flops, half of his carer are filled with them. Tough none of the films deserved to flop. They weren't bad at all.

That being said, we still don't know hos his future films will turn out. Maybe they will earn enough money to go around. Or maybe Depp should just go back to his roots and focus on indie-films.

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"box office poison" they called him.

And because he and Tim had a freakish financial hit with AIW, why on earth people expect a repeat of that success with DS I don't know.

But everyone goes thought tough periods in their life, and movie stars are the same. It is a cruel business, and the public can chew you up then spit you out.
Depp started a slow decline with the public when his marriage broke down.

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At least he had a career. He's going to be remembered longer and by many more than Ed Bishop.

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To name a few- I loved Depp in Chocolate and Edward Scissor Hands. Also like the one (can't remember the name) about the author of Peter Pan.
I liked his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory better then the first one, but imho neither film is nearly as good as the book.

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"dark shadows" wasn't a bomb. while it didn't do as well as a lot of people were expecting (especially in the U.S.), worldwide it was a financial success. I thought the movie was great.

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It all started with his first movie.

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I'd put the beginning of the slide even earlier - "The Tourist" - if I'm honest...






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It's really quite sad, the truth is Johnny Depp is an incredible actor... when he is actually trying to play a role. The problem is far too frequently he ends up relying on trying to be quirky instead of actually infusing the role with depth and emotion. This was an asset in POTC, but in so many other movies it was a huge liability, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lone Ranger, Ed Wood for example. I like his more serious roles where he is portraying a person instead of a quirk, such as A Nightmare on Elm Street or the Ninth Gate, hell even in Cry-Baby, where his character was more of comedic satire, he was still more likable than in many of his other movies.

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Oh well, nobody is on top forever. I can't think of any celebrity who every single thing they touch turns to gold for their entire career. Everybody turns into a "washed up hasbeen" at some point. In my opinion it's creating something classic that people will still be talking about decades from now that really counts.

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He still gave us Benny & Joon and What's eating Gilbert Grape and those were in his early 20's, he may be past his best but he's among just a handful of today's actor's who will be remembered in 75 years the way we remember a handul of 1940's stars.



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Everybody turns into a "washed up hasbeen" at some point.


So many examples of this - just to name a couple: Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor.

I have not been a big fan of Depp, but I admire his dedication to his craft I've got to say, I thought he was good - very good in this film.

I haven't watched much of him; not into the pirate movies. Jack Spratt, I found more irritating than entertaining. I think maybe a lot of people are burnt out on Depp; maybe he over-saturated big and little screens. And now when people see Depp they are unable to divorce him from past performances

Recently I watched a marathon broadcast of Dark Shadows (Decades TV channel) and I think Depp does a pretty good interpretation of Barnabus.


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Fortunately the 200 years the op aid weren't needed, Depp got his mojo back in Black Mass

Sean Bean has not died from Lightsaber related issues yet...just saying

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Every film I've seen with Johnny Depp I've enjoyed. I liked him in 21 Jump Street and have always been a fan. He makes interesting movies. What makes you say Dark Shadows was a flop anyway? Can't you decide for yourself if you like something without it being the highest grossing film of all time? Johnny Depp is a great actor.

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I'm amazed that some on here are saying that Depp didn't really have a "hit movie" until POTC came out. This is a film website, there's no reason to be so misinformed about his career. Not counting Nightmare on Elm Street, he has Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Fear & Loathing, What's Eating G.G., Donnie Brasco, Dead Man, Sleepy Hollow, etc etc. I could name several more that came out well before POTC that were at least critically, if not financially, successful.

His Jack Sparrow role was just the beginning of his ridiculously over the top characiture acting. Yes, he was quirky and strange even back in his Edward Scissorhands days, but he took it to the next level in POTC, and he's been mostly over the top since. It worked in the first Pirates film, but he's just become a parody of himself. I'm a fan of his earlier work, personally. The only movies of his that I can truly say I enjoyed and was impressed by his performance in the last 10 years are Public Enemies and Black Mass. Anyways, the point of this rambling is that Depp had several hits before POTC, and in fact MOST of his great hit films came out before POTC.

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