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So this is the best rated movie of Atom Egoyan? I love his movies, and
I have to say, sadly I expected a bit more. Don't get me wrong,
cinematic everything is perfect. This movie is filmed beautifully.
Every actor played on an extremely high level and not a single miscast
was to be found in this movie! Overall it was a great watch.
For me that was only destructed by the story. To me it felt, that the original novel was not suited to become a movie. The whole movie lacked a red thread. Strings didn't seem to be connected, and i failed finding a bigger meaning. All I found have been starting points, ideas. Great ideas, but in the end, the movie didn't work for me. It almost convinced me, but ultimately failed at the ending.
This flick is one of the weirdest genre-mixes ever. It is in-between
science fiction, vampire, and zombie movies. It is as sexy as some
vampire flicks, and as gory as a zombie movie. It's more absurd,
ridicules and exaggerated than most other science fiction movies. Some
conversations are so badly acted, and are exaggerated so much, that it
turned into pure amusement! It is one of the rare trash movies, where
the trash actually is fun. Some special effects have been great, other
made me smirk.
I wouldn't give this movie 6 points if its simply amusing trash. It's more than that. Some scenes are played greatly, the atmosphere has sometimes been absolutely stunning. And the story, while absurd and ridicules, has been very creative, interesting and unusual. I had a hell lot of fun watching this movie. Yet this isn't exactly a good movie but, it isn't a bad one either.
I am more and more impressed by the capabilities of Eastwoods directing. This movie is on a very high level of perfection. I barely have anything to complain about. The pretty much only gripe for me has been the ending. It seemed a bit exaggerated. But that only made the whole thing even more fiery and disturbing. It is one of the rare movies that makes you think. The script was quite smart. I rarely saw a movie that had so well drawn characters. Actors fit perfectly. Especially Clint and Gene Hackman impressed me. Seeing those two in their role, i am absolutely sure, that no one could have substituted them. They fit perfectly into their roles.
This is a nice to watch, entertaining love-movie. It's not always
convincing, and not always perfect. But Bob Hoskins performance, and
Jessica Albas beauty definitely made this movie worth to watch. (Even
though, Jessica Alba couldn't fully convince me with a bad played
accent and odd pronunciations.) The nice landscapes and pictures also
added towards the enjoyment you can get out of the film.
Don't expect anything extraordinary though. The story is nothing new, just the usual Hollywood love story with a love against tradition theme. It's a bit cheesy, but less cheesy than most other Hollywood-love movies. If you have been looking for that anyway, this movie is for you.
While I really liked the pictures and Hoppers performance, the movie
itself couldn not convince me. The whole movie is about the character
"Mad Dog"; while he was interesting, he simply wasn't realistic. This
movie want's to tell the true story Mad Dog Morgan, a bloodthirsty
robber and killer - of the ruthless kind! The movie totally stated it
that way. But at the same time, the movie turned Mad Dog heroic! He was
a rebel and Robin Hood and Jack the ripper in one person - and even
worse, the movie wants to show Mad Dog as a victim! It all wouldn't be
so bad, if it wouldn't have been told so unconvincing. The character of
Mad Dog contradicted himself, and was way too exaggerated.
Some bad acting (and the awful German dub I needed to face), didn't help either.
Don't let yourself be tricked, this is nothing but an Hollywood action
movie. There is barely any horror, barely atmosphere, barely vampires.
If you look for any of this, look somewhere else. If you enjoy
expensive Hollywood-breed action-explosions where you don't need to
think, you found a movie you might like. Sadly there is nothing special
about this movie, but the creative action- scenes. And those are, I
admit it, fun to watch. If you look for a good story, suspense,
emotions or even depths, you will be more than disappointed.
While I like the actors, most haven't been convincing. Especially Kate Beckinsale accent sounded artificial. She did a poor job in acting overall. Her whole character seemed misplaced.
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This movie has Rudger Hauer and Roy Scheider. Sounds like an amazing
cast, doesn't it? Sadly both of them only show up for 2 minutes. This
movies cast is nothing but mediocre.
While the 2nd part had some new variations about the vampire theme, this movie has nothing new. Everything has been there before (and better). Again and again the same vampire-trash story. Evil super-mighty vampire shows up, and is killed by good half-vampire (or half-demon or something else simliar silly). Do people really like this? I despise it. There is so much potential in the vampire material, yet, most filmmakers lack creativity.
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This is another one of that modern vampire stories that is not much
more than a Blade copy. In this case, Wesley Snipes is a Hawaiian
looking Priest, called "Father Uffizi" (played by Jason Scott Lee).
Father Uffizi, that name sounds so absurdly funny, that I have been so
much in shock after hearing it for the first time, that I couldn't even
laugh. Fortunately, the movie is not as ridicules as most other
B-Movies. The acting is decent, music is quite good, even the
atmosphere wasn't that shabby. Overall though, there was nothing that
has been above average. In the end, this was nothing but another brain
dead action-flick without any depths.
I personally liked the ending, since it seemed, like the absolute evil is finally winning. That is something I wanted to see for a long, long time. If Dracula is so evil and powerful - almost omnipotent - why the hell is he killed in every single vampire movie? I personally don't quite get it, and I find it refreshing, that the evil guys finally won in a Vampire movie. Too bad that it was more a cliff-hanger than an ending. Since in the 3rd Part, of course, will the good guys win, and of course will the end-boss be staked... boring...
This movie has a great atmosphere, great pictures, and great music.
Yet, this sadly isn't enough for me to make a good movie. I personally
found the movie very trashy. It's full of bad acting, has a bad story,
that is badly told as well, bad conversations and seriously trashy
action scenes. Conan is so much more superior compared to this one. I
personally can't understand how people can enjoy this flick.
Good, non-pathetic fantasy movies are absolutely rare. I so wished that there'd be more out there. I hoped so much, that Beastmaster would be another one of this rare kind.
If you like unintentional humor, or if you are able to ignore trashiness and stupidities, this movie might be for you.
I have been really looking forward to this movie after seeing the nice trailer back in 2009. But yet again, it turned out to be a big disappointment. While everything in this movie looked really cool, and the girls have been really sexy and beautiful, the script had nothing to offer. Bad story, bad characters, and an awfully silly humor. I think I had to smirk a single time in the movie after hearing the idea of gay were wolfs. Overall, the trailer has been more funny, than the movie itself. And I don't think that this can be said about any other movie. This is one of those movies, where the constant bad and silly jokes, destroy all atmosphere, all story, all tension, all interest in the characters - simply everything.
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