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A notorious Middle Eastern terrorist (Dourif) is plotting a major attack on the U.S. that includes detonating a powerful nuke in the heart of Los Angeles; the only thing standing in his way is an unlikely duo formed by a mysterious vampire (Bailey Smith) and a rogue cop (Elliott) who reluctantly join forces to thwart his gang of motley terrorists before it's too late.Written by
When i first saw the cover, or the french title in the video store(yes some people still rent from video stores) "Vampire Assassin" i knew i was in for something pretty lame and dumb. Oh well i have not rent one of those in ages, and i had a coupon for 2 at the price of 1...
The movie start right away and this is my major complain, its never explained why the cop is after the vampire. We are supposed to believe the cop only want to bring the vampire to justice because he kill people... which is extremely lame. Eventually they will have to team up as the synopsis mention to take down a terrorist who want to blow out a Nuke in L.A. OK this part is from the start extremely hard to believe, terrorist running freely in the US in full "arabian look" and all. But on top of that the leader is so caricatured you can't take him seriously at all.
When it comes to other characters, the vampire is OK, he is imposing, look strong, outside the fact that he only use double pistol, you could think he is what you have in mind when you think "vampire". The cop ain't bad, but his character is so badly introduced you have trouble caring for him.
But the bad guys are just a total mess, they can't be believe in at all, and the whole concept of the president talking from his limo to a vampire division administrator is so whatever.
After that, i would say the way the movie is filmed is pretty decent, camera work is fine, blood is fine, but i am not sure if this is part of the vampire "powers" but when he sponge bullets, they just disappear in a little smoke explosion, not even damaging his suit, which i tough was extremely silly and just poor special effects.
In the end i would say the movie is hard to like, even if you see it as a total "nanar" as we call them in french, which could be translated to "a silly but fun movie" in English. The pacing ain't very good, the story is, even tough not really complicated" hard to follow because its simply badly written, and the characters outside the vampire himself, seem way too caricatured and dumb.
In the end really not a must, whatever you are a fan of vampire movies or action movies. And i saw it witch a bunch of beers... so i gave him a big chance.
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