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Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
blood dried up
Okay so this film really disappoints me, perhaps because I was so excited to see it. Or maybe it has nothing to do with the series. I get that this is the first film and its based off the movie more then the series but even so, there is no mention of what her blood can do and how important it really is. I mean the title of the film is called Blood. And where is Haji? Such an important character left out? And why were the effects so amazing awful. I mean so bad that I almost left. It looked like they weren't even finished they were so bad.I mean that creature that was flying around after the girls in the truck or the scene with the vampire creature runnig from rooftop?? Who let this get out? Also the end finally against the other chick jumping back and forth between realities got pretentious and boring quite fast.
Fading of the Cries (2008)
entertaining indie flick
OI posted this earlier on the thread but decided to post it as a review:
Seems like I just watched it at the same time as everyone else. Here are my thoughts:
The Good: - Original story. First zombie film I've seen that had the weapon of choice be a sword instead of a gun.
- Effects - considering its an indie and not spiderman, they were pretty good. I just watched Blood the movie and the fx in that were a lot cheesier than this film.
- Since everyone was calling this Twilight, I was starting to fear it would act like it but it showed the blood and had some pretty disturbing scenes which I get off on.
- It promised from the trailer lots of zombies and it delivered them and all kinds of other cool demons.
- Brad Dourif - 'nuff said!
Okay before overly getting people hyped, The Bad: - Hated the lead actress, Sara. *beep* she annoyed the hell out of me and I found myself rooting for her death, sorry guys.
- I got a little confused with some of the flashbacks and actually found myself just wanting to skip back to the present.
- Some of the scenes felt too rushed. Lack of budget?
Overall analysis. I give it a B to B-. It didn't have the greatest acting but what do you expect for this genre. The effects were good though considering it was an indie. And as I read in other comments, it delivered the goods unlike films like Monsters which lacked monsters, LOL. Certain scenes didn't work but others I loved like the fighting a hundred zombies scene. So I watched the trailer and got exactly what I expected plus a little extra due to the additional gore.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Maturing With New And Better Direction
David Slade has thus far been my favorite director on the Saga. I loved his work in 30 Days Of Night and Hard Candy so it was no surprise to me that Eclipse surpassed Twilight and New Moon in presence. It felt darker and more engaging as well as complicated, despite already knowing the story from the books. The only complaint was with casting. I know I don't stand alone on this issue but either Bryce Dallas Howard should have never been cast in this part or the make-up department behind her should have been fired, maybe both. Thankfully, Victoria dies. BUT, Michael Sheen was great casting!
Catherine Hardwicke's version was quite dull and cheap to me and Chris Weitz upped the ante but it was just sorta soapy to me, just my opinion. Even Bella's look went from plain to make-up and soapy in transition. I thought this was Chris's best work and enjoyed it much more than The Golden Compass.
I think Breaking Dawn will be worth the wait, but it is tragically so far away. It's the greatest book in the series and it was smart to break it in two. I didn't know all that much about Bill Condon to tell you the truth but I just watched Chicago the other night and was beyond impressed. I think the best is yet to come.....