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Queen of the Damned (2002)

The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires.

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After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat awakens only to find that the world has changed and he wants to be a part of it. He gathers a following and becomes a rock star only to find that his music awakens the ancient Queen Akasha and she wants him to become her king... Written by Andrew Main

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The Mother Of All Vampires See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for vampire violence | See all certifications »

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22 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,757,535 (USA) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

$30,307,804 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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Josh Hartnett, Heath Ledger, and Wes Bently were all considered to replace Tom Cruise as Lestat after he declined to reprise his role. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, it shows that Marius was the creator of LeStat. However in "The Vampire Chronicles" books the creator of LeStat was Magnus. Still, viewers should remember that when a work of fiction is adapted from one medium to another, details are routinely changed in order to fit the style of the new medium. Therefore, what holds true in the "universe" of the Vampire Chronicles books doesn't automatically have to hold true in the Vampire Chronicles movies. See more »

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Lestat: [voiceover] There comes a time for every vampire when the idea of eternity becomes momentarily unbearable. Living in the shadows, feeding in the darkness with only your own company to keep, rots into a solitary, hollow existence. Immortality seems like a good idea, until you realize you're going to spend it alone. So I went to sleep, hoping that the sounds of the passing eras would fade out, and a sort of death might happen. But as I lay there, the world didn't sound like the place ...
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Dedicated to Aaliyah Dana Haughton 1979 - 2001 See more »

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Referenced in Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

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Change (In the House of Flies)
Written by Chino Moreno (as Camillo Moreno), Chi Cheng (as Chi Cheng), Abe Cunningham and Stephan Carpenter
Performed by Deftones
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I guess it depends on your point of view, but I think it's good
24 November 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm notorious among my loved ones for my love of movies that most people wouldn't like. I'm blessed with a gift to appreciate them, I guess. And I'm also blessed with the ability to take movies as totally separate from their book counterparts. Die hard Ann Rice fans might not like this movie because it slams two books (The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned) into one to make a relatively short film. So, obviously, a lot of the story was changed or left out. Which makes it understandable why some were upset. I mean, come on, Interview With the Vampire was over two hours long, and it was the movie version of just one book.

However, taken as it's own story, the movie is actually very good. Well, in my opinion. Stuart Townsend's portrayal of Lestat is wonderful. And it doesn't hurt that he takes off his shirt quite a bit (he has a really nice, defined, if lean, body) and wears leather pants quite a bit. He also has the rock star quality that is often missing when most actors play musicians. You can see how into the music he is. He also is able to project Lestat's arrogance and loneliness very well.

Vincent Perez, who plays Marius, also does a wonderful job. Though quite popular in Europe, he is sadly under-appreciated in the U.S. I can't honestly say that his portrayal was dead on (so to speak) because I haven't read any of the books the character appears in, but I thought he was quite good. (Another one that is good-looking, ladies.)

Akasha, unfortunately, displays very few emotions, so Aaliyah didn't get a chance to really showcase her acting talents in her final performance, but she did play the evil vampire convincingly. Since she was said to be quite pleasant in real life, I'd say her performance was excellent.

Most of the remaining cast were also enjoyable, if not impressive in their performances.

There are also interesting special effects.

I loved this movie.

If nothing else, you should at least check out the soundtrack. The songs are well penned and preformed by a number of talented musicians. My advice? At least give this movie a chance. Despite the bad reviews, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised.


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