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Writer (WGA):
Guinevere Turner (written by)
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Release Date:
6 January 2006 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Revenge never tasted so sweet. See more »
Plot:
In the 18th century, a vampire escapes from the freak show she once participated in and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Well... I'm surprised that I actually kind of liked it (don't kill me!) See more (469 total) »

Cast

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Kristanna Loken ... Rayne

Michael Madsen ... Vladimir

Matthew Davis ... Sebastian (as Matt Davis)

Will Sanderson ... Domastir

Geraldine Chaplin ... Fortune Teller

Udo Kier ... Regal Monk

Meat Loaf ... Leonid (as Meat Loaf Aday)

Michael Paré ... Iancu

Billy Zane ... Elrich

Michelle Rodriguez ... Katarin

Ben Kingsley ... Kagan

Darren Shahlavi ... Priest

Esteban Cueto ... Rok
Madalina Constantin ... Amanda

Daniela Nane ... Rayne's Mother

T.J. Storm ... Strongman / Kagan Vampire Guard #3
Constantin Barbulescu ... Ringmaster
Teona Galgotiu ... Rayne - Age 5
Razvan Popa ... Bartender
Laura Burlarda ... Little Girl

Ingrid Bisu ... Young Girl

Dicu Aurel ... Vampire Male (as Aurel Dicu)
Iulia Muresanu ... Vampire Female (as Iulia Muresan)
Romanita Ionescu ... Woman Vampire
Rocky Taylor ... Monetary Guard
Iulia Popescu ... Mother
Robert Alexander Baer ... Kid (Darius) (as Robert Baer)

Adrienne McQueen ... Female Soldier
Demeny Gabriel ... Kagan's Sentry
Radu Andrei Micu ... Sleepy Young Man (as Radu Micu)
Bryan C. Knight ... Thadius
Aden Ambrono ... Giant Thrall #1
Florin Roata ... Giant Thrall #2

Mike Dopud ... Gregor

Kofi Yiadom ... Kagan Vampire Guard #1
Mihai Ionita ... Kagan Vampire Guard #1 / Thrall Guard #1
Romeo Raicu ... Kagan Vampire Guard #2
Dorin Zaharia ... Kagan Vampire Guard #2 / Thrall Guard #2
Petre Dumitru ... Kagan Vampire Guard #3
Gabi Serbah ... Kagan Vampire Guard #3 / Thrall Guard #3

Ho-Sung Pak ... Kagan Vampire Guard #4
Banica Gheorghe ... Kagan Vampire Guard #4 / Thrall Guard #4 (as Gheoghre Banica)
Andrabulea Cigel ... Kagan Vampire Guard #5 / Thrall Guard #5 (as Gigel Andrabulea)
Orlando McGuire ... Kagan Vampire Guard #6
Alexander Mardan ... Kagan Vampire Guard #6 / Thrall Guard #6 (as Alex Mardan)
Luminita Filimon ... Kagan Vampire Guard #7 (as Filimon Luminita)

Vasilescu Valentin ... Kagan Vampire Guards #8 (as Vali Vasileseu)
Daniel Visan ... Thrall Guard #7 (as Dani Visan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Torres ... Brimstone Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Uwe Boll 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Guinevere Turner (written by)

Produced by
Brandon Baker .... associate producer
Uwe Boll .... producer
Dan Clarke .... producer (as Daniel Clarke)
Frederic Demey .... associate producer
Wolfgang Herold .... executive producer
Michael Roesch .... associate producer
Dan Sales .... associate producer
Peter Scheerer .... associate producer
Jonathan Shore .... co-executive producer
Jesse Sutton .... co-executive producer
Morris Sutton .... co-executive producer
Brad Van Arragon .... line producer
Max Wanko .... associate producer
Shawn Williamson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henning Lohner 
 
Cinematography by
Mathias Neumann (director of photography)
 
Casting by
Maureen Webb 
 
Production Design by
James Steuart 
 
Art Direction by
Cristian Corvin 
Vlad Vieru 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Carla Baer 
 
Makeup Department
Mariana Andreescu .... assistant makeup artist
Miruna Fainaru .... assistant makeup artist
Aline Hafezi .... dummies
Corina Hera .... assistant makeup artist
Olaf Ittenbach .... special makeup effects
Sascha Kolmikow .... special makeup effects artist
Chris Kunzmann .... lead makeup effects artist (as Christoph Kunzmann)
Michelle Lemieux .... assistant makeup artist
Ioana Lita .... key hair stylist: Romania
Sebastian Lochmann .... special makeup effects sculptor
Barney Nikolic .... sfx makeup artist
Tommy Opatz .... special makeup effects
Connie Parker .... makeup department head
Verginia Popa .... additional hair stylist
Domnica Sava .... assistant hair stylist
Suzanne Stokes-Munton .... key hair stylist: UK
Mirela Tanase .... additional hair stylist
Clara Tudose .... key makeup artist: Romania (as Tudose Claudia)
Linda Williams .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Irina Chirita .... production manager
Joey Setter .... unit production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
Andreea Stanculeanu .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irina Bryson .... third assistant director: Romania (as Irina Niculin)
Laura Grosu .... trainee assistant director
Theodor Halacu-Nicon .... first assistant director: second unit
Theodor Halacu-Nicon .... second unit director
Olaf Ittenbach .... second unit director
Bryan C. Knight .... first assistant director
Kevin Leslie .... second assistant director
Trevor McWhinney .... third assistant director
Corina Radu .... second assistant director: Romania (as Corina Ana Radu)
Thomas Reitmair .... assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Andreas Adamek .... concept artist
Daniel Aleca .... swing gang
Alexandru Alecu .... painter
Daniel Alexandru .... sculptor
Tamar Aviv .... set
Valentina Belea .... set decoration buyer
Florin Bivolaru .... assistant property master
Florin Burlacu .... swing gang
Dana Dinescu .... assistant set decorator
Corina Mihaela Dobre .... draft person
David Dowling .... property master
Adrian Epp .... lead dresser
Aline Fischer .... set
Florin Gavrila .... scenic painter
Cristi Nicolae Horeica .... swing gang
Petre Ionescu .... props
Olaf Ittenbach .... set
Stefan Lochmann .... storyboard artist
Spencer Louttit .... assistant property master
Liviu Marcu .... sculptor
Silian Ionut Mihaita .... carpenter
Gabriela Nechita .... set dresser
Adrian Nica .... on-set decorator
Izabela Niculae .... art department coordinator
Ionel Adrian Niton .... swing gang
Tommy Opatz .... set
Simion Parvu .... assistant property master
Mircea Petre .... swing gang
Victor Mario Petre .... props
Marian Placinta .... swing gang
Valeriu Radulescu .... upholsterer
Thomas Reitmair .... set
Serban Rosca .... assistant art director
Serban Rotariu .... concept artist
Serban Rotariu .... storyboard artist
Victorita Rusu .... head painter (as Victoria Rusu)
Jörn Seifert .... set
Eusebiu Sirbu .... scenic artist
Alina Stoica .... assistant art director
Sandy Walker .... key set decorator
 
Sound Department
Michael Bartylak .... sound recordist
Jose R. Castellon .... adr recordist
Jochen Engelke .... sound re-recording mixer
Eva Heine .... sound post coordinator
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor
Christina Hintersehr .... assistant sound post-production coordinator
Philip Hunter .... dialogue editor
Manuel Karakas .... mix editor
Manuel Karakas .... sound editor
Deni King .... adr supervisor
Kevin Konarzewski .... walla recordist
Yumiko Konomi .... sound editor
Annika Krieger .... sound post assistant
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer: temp mix
Roland Platz .... foley artist
Roland Platz .... foley editor
Marcel Schechter .... assistant dialogue editor
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Carina Spitzkopf .... sound post assistant
Joe Spivak .... sound effects editor: temp mix
Philip Stiebeling .... sound post assistant
Hans Emanuel Vogel .... foley recordist
Max Wanko .... sound designer
Max Wanko .... supervising sound editor
Andreas Wiesner .... re-recording projectionist
Fritz A. Wollner .... sound editor
James Wallace .... temp mix sound designer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tamar Aviv .... foam technician
Aline Fischer .... body casting
Aline Fischer .... finishing
Aline Fischer .... foam technician
Aline Fischer .... mould maker
Aline Fischer .... sculptor
Maike Heinlein .... hair puncher
Olaf Ittenbach .... dental prosthetics
Sebastian Lochmann .... finishing
Sebastian Lochmann .... sculptor
Liviu Lungu .... special effects assistant
Anna Menzel .... hair puncher
Barney Nikolic .... mould maker
Anna Olbrich .... hair puncher
Tommy Opatz .... finishing
Tommy Opatz .... foam technician
Tommy Opatz .... mould maker
Tommy Opatz .... sculptor
Dennis Penkov .... foam technician
Dennis Penkov .... mould maker
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
Stuart Prior .... special effects
Jörn Seifert .... foam technician
Dan Siciu .... special effects
George Tudoran .... special effects
Mihai Tudoran .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Jan Adamczyk .... digital compositor
Tobias Becker .... digital artist
Elmar Behr .... systems engineer
Jan Berner .... technical director
Sacha Bertram .... visual effects producer
Klaus Blaser .... Inferno artist
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Sven Bruhn .... compositor
Jeff Bruneel .... digital compositor
Paul Chapman .... digital compositor
Drake Conrad .... digital colorist
Gerrit Corsmeyer .... digital effects artist
Bryan Davies .... visual effects artist
Pete Dionne .... lead 3D artist: Technicolor
Michael Dohne .... digital compositor
Paul Dreisen .... digital artist
Gene Dreitser .... senior technical director
Christopher Elke .... visual effects producer
Zeljko Filipovic .... compositor
John Fukushima .... digital compositor
Ted Gervan .... visual effects artist
Martin Gessner .... visual effects producer
Jason Giberson .... scanning and recording
Marc Goecke .... digital artist
Mark Goldberg .... digital compositor
Thomas Hallé .... digital compositor
Rudi Hensel .... compositor
Marcus Herbert .... systems engineer
Phil Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Technicolor
Tyler Kehl .... visual effects coordinator
Jan Kruse .... visual effects producer
Jeannine Kruse .... visual effects coordinator
Ljiljana Marinovic .... visual effects producer
Thomas Marquardt .... digital artist
Sven Martin .... visual effects supervisor
Stephen Misek .... visual effects artist
Erin Nicholson .... digital artist
Jordan Nieuwland .... digital effects artist: Technicolor
Teni Noravian .... digital compositor
Erik Nordby .... lead compositor
Sean O'Hara .... compositor
Doug Oddy .... visual effects supervisor
Tilman Paulin .... digital compositor
Roland Petrizza .... visual effects
Jan Raimann .... digital effects artist
Persis Reynolds .... visual effects producer: Technicolor
Claudia Schenkenberg .... visual effects producer
Benjamin Seide .... digital compositor
Jason Snea .... lead compositor: TCS Toronto
Sonja Spader .... lead compositor
Juri Stanossek .... visual effects supervisor
Andreas Steinlein .... lead compositor
Jason Toth .... compositor
David Tso .... visual effects compositor
Mark Tureski .... digital opticals effects
Derek Wolfe .... visual effects
Peggy Wong .... visual effects coordinator
Sarah Wormsbecher .... visual effects project manager: Technicolor
Florian Schuck .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Vasile Albinet .... stunt double: Vladimir
Anthony Arcuria .... stunt double: Domastir
Dicu Aurel .... stunt double: Vladimir (as Aurel Dicu)
Einci Aurel .... stunt double: Vladimir (as Aurel Einci)
Florin Barcun .... stunt double: Uncle Adrian
Aurel Boata .... stunts
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt double: Kristanna Loken
Ion Carangea .... stunt double: Ringmaster (as Caragea Ion)
Doru Constantin .... stunts
Rogin Constantin .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Mihai Danciu .... stunts (as Danciu Mihai)
Cincan Daniel .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard (as Daniel Cincan)
Marian Dinca .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Constantin Dumitru .... stunt double: Drunk Vampire (as Dumitru Constantin)
Luminita Filimon .... stunt double: Katarin (as Filimon Luminita)
Liviu Fister .... stunts
Paul Fister .... stunts
Marius Florian .... stunt double: Kagan (as Jerry Florian)
Kylie Furneaux .... stunt double
Serban Gabriel .... stunts
Banica Gheorghe .... stunts
Mihai Ionita .... stunt double: Man Vampire (as Ionita Mihai)
Viorel Ivanica .... stunt performer
Alin Luchian .... stunts
Razvan Mamarae .... stunt double: Leonid Thrall #2
Catalin Mancafa .... stunts
Alexander Mardan .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard (as Alex Mordan)
Alexander Mardan .... stunts (as Alex Mardan)
Trevor McWhinney .... stunts
Iulia Muresanu .... stunt double: Leonid Thrall #3
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt performer
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunts
Gabriela Petre .... stunts (as Gabi Petre)
Rasvan Puiu .... assistant stunt coordinator
Marian Raicu .... stunt double: Leonid Thrall #1
Romeo Raicu .... stunt double: Leonid
Mihai Serban .... stunts
Trevori Setru .... stunt double: Sebastian
George Stan .... stunts
Florin Stancu .... stunts
Daniel Stoica .... stunt double: Domastir (as Dan Stoica)
Rocky Taylor .... stunt coordinator
Marian Toader .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Chris Torres .... stunt double: Sebastian
Mihai Ungureanu .... stunt double: Leonid Vampire Guard
Vasilescu Valentin .... stunts
Alicia Vela-Bailey .... stunts: Rayne (as Alicia Vela Bailey)
Florin Viorel .... stunts
Daniel Visan .... stunts
Dorin Zaharia .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cos Aelenei .... still photographer
Lupsa Armand .... additional electrician
Leonard Bacica .... video assist operator
Patrick Bramucci .... rigging gaffer
Daniel Ciobanu .... generator operator
Daniel Cojanu .... camera operator: "d" camera
Calin Constantin .... gaffer
Andrei Cretan .... assistant camera
Alexandru Durac .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Marian Ene .... key grip
Leonardo Fanone .... electrician
Florica George .... electrician
Cristu Ghigiu .... video assist operator
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer: additional photography
Marius Ivascu .... camera operator
Marius Ivascu .... director of photography: second unit
Catalin Kislinger .... lamp operator
Marty McInally .... Steadicam operator
Marty McInally .... camera operator: "a" camera
Darren McLean .... gaffer
Ralph Mendoza .... special aerial photographer: SpaceCam
Florin Mihalache .... key rigging grip
Cristi Onutu .... camera loader: "a" camera
Doru Perneac .... lamp operator
Uli Schmidt .... first assistant camera
Bogdan Alexandru Sicorschi .... rigging grip
Catalin Simioana .... second assistant camera
Bogdan Stanciu .... camera operator
Remus Tanase .... rigging grip
Cristian Toader .... lamp operator
Gheorghe Ursescu .... best boy
Christine Wagner .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Colleen Bolton .... casting assistant (as Colleen Rogers)
Andreea Tanasescu .... additional casting: Romania
Mihai Bauman .... casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ica Varna .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Paul Klassen .... assistant editor
Kate Kroll .... post-production assistant
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Warren Mazutinec .... first assistant editor
Laurent Morel .... colorist: dailies
David M. Richardson .... film editor
Aisla Webster .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Sabine Ambos .... musician: gipsy band
Lorne Balfe .... composer: additional music
Filmchor Berlin .... choir
Klaus-Peter Beyer .... orchestra director
Alexandre Bytchkov .... musician: gipsy band
Falko Duczmal .... pro tools operator
Filmorchester Babelsberg .... orchestra (as Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg)
Pedro Gadelha .... musician: gipsy band
Christian Halten .... composer: additional music
Wolfgang Herold .... music supervisor
Günther Joseck .... conductor: Filmorchester Babelsberg
Seanine Joyce .... orchestrator
Alastair King .... principal orchestrator
Max Knoth .... orchestrator
Thomas Langer .... musician: gipsy band
Bradley Miles .... orchestrator
Gerd Putscheff .... musician: gipsy band
Matthias Sayer .... composer: additional music
Matthias Sayer .... music editor
Michael Schubert .... score recordist
Martin Tillman .... soloist: electric cello
Matthias Trück .... music copyist
Simon Whiteside .... orchestrator
Jessica de Rooij .... additional composer: score (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Daniel Andronache .... driver
Andrei Bulucea .... driver
Eugen Cerneanu .... driver
Daniel Ciobanu .... driver
Gheorghe Ciocarlea .... driver
Adrian Razvan Ciuraru .... driver
Marius Constantinescu .... driver
Viorel Costache .... driver
Ilie Cotoi .... driver
Viorel Dobrescu .... driver
Florea Dorobantu .... driver
Ionel Dragomir .... driver
Octavian Dumitrescu .... driver
Filip Florica .... driver
Valentin Gaman .... driver
Serban Gheorghe .... driver
Radu Haiu .... driver
Daniel Hotineanu .... driver
Gheorghe Iancu .... driver
Marian Iancu .... driver
Ionel Ilie .... driver
Sorin Lazar .... driver
Ion Manea .... driver
Adrian Minca .... driver
Gheorghe Mirea .... driver
Iulian Moise .... driver
Adrian Nita .... transportation coordinator
Catalin Nita .... transportation captain
Fabian Pauna .... driver
Dragos Popescu .... driver
Ion Sandu .... driver
Ionel Scortanu .... driver
George-Stefan Simion .... driver
Gheorghe Stan .... driver
Daniel Stoica .... driver
Aurel Vitale .... driver
Nicolae Vlasceanu .... driver
Dragos Zalana .... driver
Mihai Zamfirescu .... driver
 
Other crew
Lupsa Amalia .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Ilinca Anghelescu .... assistant: Mr. Kingsley
Mariam Arthur .... assistant: Mr. Sales
Micheal Bahta .... production assistant
Petruta Baicu .... catering staff
Rodica Barcanescu .... catering staff
Mihaela Capan .... assistant: Mr. Clarke
Ioana Cernescu .... accommodation production assistant
Razvan Comeaga .... location manager
Raul Cosma .... key set production assistant
Marian Dan .... chef
Sorina Dumitru .... location manager
Gabi Gradinaru .... caterer
Maria Gradinaru .... caterer
Michael Grudman .... post-production accountant
Matthias Herold .... legal: Herold Studios
Joel Hurley .... assistant location manager: re-shoot, Vancouver
Ada Maria Ichim .... script supervisor (as Ana Maria Ichim)
Anne Jacobsen .... production accountant
Sean Jordan .... marketing
Hanno Kaempf .... legal: Herold Studios
Krista Kelloway .... assistant: Mr. Van Arragon
Micah Kelpin .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
Tanja Knight .... production assistant (as Tanja Sobieraj)
Trent Martin .... web master
Alexandru Molea .... set production assistant
Cosmina Museat .... assistant: Dr. Boll
Lucia Nasi .... assistant: Ms. Rodriguez
Liliana Nita .... assistant production accountant
Mirela Pancu .... production accountant
Jane Pearson .... assistant accountant
Catalin Popa .... cashier
Dorina Popa .... cashier
Titi Radoaie .... production assistant
Kerstin Risch .... accountant: Herold Studios
Letitia Rosculet .... assistant: Ms. Loken
Dumitra Scortaru .... catering staff
Joey Setter .... production coordinator
Suzanne E. Smith .... assistant accountant (as Suzanne Clements)
Tracy D. Smith .... script coordinator
Todd Spangler .... assistant: Mr. Madsen
Doru Stan .... production assistant
Izabela Stanciu .... catering staff
Anamaria Telega .... production coordinator
Alan Noel Vega .... fight choreographer (as Noel Vega)
Emilia Vlad .... production secretary
William Wanstrom .... publicist
Dan Lee West .... assistant to producer
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
95 min | Philippines:92 min (cut)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) | Hungary:18 | Malaysia:18SG (DVD) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:R21 (cut) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #41938)
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Trivia:
The half-naked prostitutes in the scene with Leonid are real Romanian prostitutes. At the Stockholm International Film Festival, director Uwe Boll said that prostitutes were cheaper to hire than actresses.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the monastery fight, Rayne throws one of her swords to save Sebastian. She is kidnapped, and the Brimstone guys leave to rescue her. Nobody retrieves her sword, yet she has them both back later in the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Katarin:Your form is weak, lacking passion.
Rayne:It was part of my plan. I am tiring you out.
Katarin:Your plan is lacking passion as well.
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FAQ

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117 out of 183 people found the following review useful.
Well... I'm surprised that I actually kind of liked it (don't kill me!), 6 January 2006
Author: Moviguy (moviman764@aol.com) from Chicago, IL

Okay, I actually kind of liked this movie. Why? Well, as far as pure entertainment goes, I was actually entertained. I laughed at a lot of the acting and dialog, and the fight editing was a nightmare, but in the end, I still had a decent time with the movie. It gave me what I expected, but with some decent (and some really bad) acting.

Let's start with the Ed Wood pluses, also known as the "so bad it's good" material. For starters, Ben Kingsley. I have never seen such an accomplished actor do such a terrible job in my life! I couldn't stop laughing whenever he was on screen. I mean, it really seemed as if it was just a wax dummy of him set on a chair. His dialog was uber flat, and I honestly think they just got a sample of his voice and had a computer read his lines. But... he made the entire movie uber campy. It just felt right. Also, there is the clunky dialog. Some of the dialog does work, namely when the characters speak in more modern dialects, but when they try to get all old English or whatever the words become clunkier than a cart with square wheels being pulled by a man with no arms and legs. Michael Madsen also phoned in his performance, but it was ten times better than the "acting" he did in Sin City. And by the end of the movie I had very few problems with him. He did what he had to, nothing more. So, there are the bad parts. They seem minor, but oh are they major. Namely because they are all constantly apparent. One bad part that wasn't funny was the constant shots of people riding on horses. It got old very fast.

The actual good parts come in the form of a few things. For one is Michelle Rodrigez. She really, honestly tried with this movie, and came off as very credible. Her accent, her movements, everything... it just worked. She made this movie watchable. Also, the lead was very well played by Kristina Lochen (sp?). Her dialog is junk, but she can fight, and she plays the tough girl very well. And she looked the part. And Billy Zane, in a small role, is a blast to watch. He eats the cheesy dialog up, and you can tell he is enjoying himself. They should have given him more screen time! A big plus for this movie is the fact that there is actually a coherent story this time. Yes, actually story in a Bolle video game movie! It's not a great story, but it's a fleshed out, coherent story. Alone in the Dark and House of the Dead both were messes in the story department, basically moving from action scene to action scene. Here there is more time for characters to talk, interact. For any other director this movie would be a total disaster, but looking at Bolle's past video game adaptations I would have to say that he is improving in leaps and bounds. He's still not a great director, but he's getting better.

The usual problems come up though. The fight scenes are horribly edited, with some very bad film speed affects being thrown in. He needs to stop doing that, because he actually gets the fight angles right. He shoots from more of a distance, allowing the audience to see the action. Sadly the editing is so off, and some of the effects so distracting, that some decent action seems incoherent and choppy.

Over all, well, this movie is far from being good, but it does what it set out to do. It's actually about on par with the first Mortal Kombat movie. I am not a fan of the director by any means, but I have to say, I had no problem with this movie. I got a kick out of it. It has it's cheese value, and I knew that it would. If you go in expecting anything but pure cheese then you'll be disappointed. If you go in and plan to have a few laughs, crack a few jokes, and just enjoy the film, then you actually will have a good time with it. I know a lot of people are going to just breeze past this review, but I have to say, I have seen some REALLY bad movies, and this isn't one of them. It's got a decent plot, some good acting (and some REALLY bad acting), and it's got action.

I have a feeling that the Dungeon Siege movie will suck though. It's like... three fricking hours long! TO MUCH!

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