The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.
Ugh. I couldn't even sit through this.
Pre-release, this was being touted as the next big movie to come out of New Zealand, but I note that since it came out there hasn't been a peep of hyperbole in the media. Probably because it's utter toss. Yet another martial arts vampire poo pile from the mind of an uninspired twentysomething screenwriter, here we have the bastard son of Underworld and Dark City as gun-packin', black-wearin' bloodsuckers do battle in a gloomy, rain-drenched city. The plot concerns vampire leader tracking a supervamp - the titular "perfect creature" - who is infecting the city's human populace with his überstrength blood. Well, I think that's what was going on anyway. Production design is as Kiwi as they come, done on…
It's no resident evil, but it's a good film with quite a good story line. Enjoyed watching it. Again don't expect too much of it, there's not much scary shit in it.
Absolutely pile of doggie do do. Non-sensical story, rubbish acting, awful sound engineering and terrible camera work (falling, spinning camera, seriously!?). There's 90 mins I won't get back...
Highly aesthetic, wonderfully acted, creative too (though weird), scenery that combines urban decay with the gothic, this should be a good film. I don't know what makes it fall on its face: possibly direction or maybe the script.
Perfect example of a movie that had decent actors, a high enough budget to create just the right atmosphere with its wonderful sets, decoration and clothes - but no plot to speak of. Or rather, a plot that offered nothing new at all, and no surprises or twists whatsoever.
Damn shame, really.