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Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her and attempts to bring her to her blood sucking destiny. Even though Rita has strange dreams and actions, Justice, her partner, has feelings for her and does not want her involved with this stranger Max. But it is Rita who must decide her destiny. Written by
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Eddie Murphy as a vampire and it lacks the laughs that those words hint at
Vampire in Brooklyn tends to be a stain in both Craven and Murphy's filmography. I haven't seen this movie in a long time, but Murphy as a vampire has promise. The end result is a movie that had potential to be a fun horror comedy, but lacked any true passion to help it along.
Good: The movie moves along quickly and it never gets boring. Angela Bassett actually turns in a good performance here as the lead. Murphy tries his best with his character and he gets some good scenes. The direction is solid with a nice Gothic style look to it in an urban setting.
Bad: The movie lacks any scares as it relies on dumb jump scares. The comedy side also fails since most of the jokes don't have much of a punch. It also goes on for too long as it feels like it has two endings attached to it.
Overall, the movie feels like a work for hire. Nothing about it stands out with its comedy and horror being very weak. Nothing terrible, but it could have been much better.
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