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I was tricked into watching this by the numerous positive reviews. In reality it's slow and pretentious and surely even the most dedicated hipsters must struggle to deceive themselves that this is a good use of time. Positives: Impressive backdrop, normally good actors. Negatives: Boring story line. Lots of pretentious cinematography.
Basically I can't believe I spent such a large proportion of my life watching some sullen emo guy dressed up like a Cure fan moping around just generally being pretentious. Sure they are vampires, but they even manage to make that boring. If that's your kind of thing be my guest. I picked this film for myself and my fiancée to watch on a Saturday night instead of going out. It's going to be a long time before he forgives me. The only saving grace was when my phone rang mid way through.
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