A girl who thinks is not good at doing anything has to stay for the holidays with her grandmother at a riding stable. There she discovers her interest in horses, riding and more and what she is good in.
Katja von Garnier
When her father is put into jail, the spoiled teenager Dani loses everything. Forced to live with her uncle Sam on a farm without horses to ride and to train a sad Dani takes care of a young mule and learns what really counts.
Inferior to the first, loses itself in teenager mediocrity
"Die Vampirschwestern 2", also known as "Fledermäuse im Bauch" or "Vampire Sisters 2: Bats in the Belly", is a German movie from 2014 and the number in the title already gives away that this is the sequel to the original film from 2012. It runs for 1.5 hours roughly and was made again by Groos and Gruber based on Gehm's novel. The cast also includes several familiar faces like the two girl actresses as well es Paul, Kessler, Müller and Erceg. New names include Amft and Friedrich for example, probably the most known. Friedrich (a recent German Film award winner) is a pretty good actor but here he was really only reduced to a gimmicky character that was all about the costume. Oh well and Amft was even worse than I expected. Then again, the writing also did not do them any favors at all. And this refers to pretty much everybody else too as well as the story as a whole. I have not read the books, so not sure if Gruber or Gehm is to blame for how unimpressive turned this one out. The story with one of the half vampire girls falling in love with that musician is as generic as uninspired and everything that relates to this central plot theme is just as forgettable. The performances were also relatively weak and nobody managed to truly elevate the material. Maybe a second film was already one too many, but perhaps I'm wrong and I just hope the third film (relesed not too long ago) is better once again. This one here gets a thumbs-down. Not recommended.
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