I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
The modern-day story focuses on two beautiful young vampires who are living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality.
There was a time when filmmaker Amy Heckerling made smart relevant films for a teen audience but those days seem long gone. In many ways that is what her latest, Vamps, is about as a centuries old vampire struggles to adjust to modern life with the over reliance on technology and annoying text speak. Unfortunately, in commenting on the differences between the generations she failed to make a film that was remotely interesting or amusing.
Alicia Silverstone, working once again with Heckerling after Clueless, and Krysten Ritter star as vampires and BFF struggling to come to terms with contemporary life whilst both suffering with romantic problems. Silverstone starts spending time with a former boyfriend she hasn’t seen in forty years…
Everybody's right! It's fabulous!
What . The . Fuck
I watched this for free and someone owes me money.
Absolutely, spleen tearingly awful. Basically unwatchable.
Krysten Ritter and (a beautifully aged) Alicia Silverstone.
Quirky comedy about "nice" vampires. Charming but not very interesting or funny.
Underused cast. Although Sigourney Weaver at least know what kind of movie she's in.
Call it the squealy-girly, horror-spoof version of Tabu, conflating movie history with romantic yearning for a lost past; guess it takes a middle-aged director to hone in on the poignant aspects of a vampire existence. Don't really know what to make of it, because the lame jokes really thud, plotting is amateurish and it's shot through with clumsy nostalgia and technophobia - yet, in taking a genre degraded by over-exposure and Twilight-mania and using it to muse on mortality and Time passing (meanwhile adjusting its cliches to a chick-flick template), it does something quite beautiful (and funny). Who knew Alicia Silverstone still had the stuff, after all these years?
I haven't seen a film this all over the board in a long while. At times unbearable, other times hysterical, sometimes dull, and other times just oddly intriguing. Some transitions make no sense, and some ideas in here are terrific. Its just all over the place, but one at least has to give it credit for 'mostly' being creative. Sigourney Weaver was fun (and that ending scene with the skeleton was hysterically awful). Part of me wonders if this film went through multiple rewrites or was originally some 3 hour long epic.
Unfunny vampire "comedy".
Occasionally interesting but overall it's a bit of a mess.
A note on the viewing: SD. DVD. Upconverted to 1080p.
Messy but fun. I always root for Heckerling. The effects are dreadful, but also kind of endearing. Silverstone and Ritter are a lot of fun. Weaver has a blast.
"Madam, you've insultingly confused us with the police. I'm from Time Warner, and if you ever want to see Jon Stewart again you'll open this door"
Com várias referências aos vampiros de todas as épocas, sobretudo por meio do cinema, “Vampiros” é mais uma surpresa na breve filmografia de Amy Heckerling, com a mesma Alicia Silverstone, do principal filme anterior da diretora, “As patricinhas de Beverly Hills”. É preciso entender os objetivos do filme para não confundi-lo com uma simples comédia descartável, sobretudo porque consegue, mais do que outros do gênero, mostrar, como “Entrevista com o vampiro”, o fato de as personagens atravessarem épocas sem necessariamente criar um envolvimento direto com elas – e inevitavelmente sem conseguir. Silverstone interpreta Goody, que mora com Stacy (Krysten Ritter), ambas controladas pela vampira Cisserus (Sigourney Weaver, ótima), que trabalham à noite como dedetizadoras e frequentam os mais variados clubes…
Cute vampire comedy. I still love me some Alicia Silverstone.
Vamps is a very lighthearted comedy about 2 quirky vampires living in modern day New York. It's not too bad if you know what you're in for: some silly characters and a standard plot.
Not too much laughs and not very memorable, though I was surprised with the amount of familiar faces in this movie:
- Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Don't Trust The B--...): she's gorgeous as always.
- Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin)
- Taylor Negron (Manuelo from So Little Time)
- Justin Kirk (Weeds): Liked his character the most, had a couple of chuckles.
- Wallace Shawn (from a whole bunch of movies and shows)
- Richard Lewis (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
- Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Yes…
Calm. Sweet. Thoughtful and adorable scenography.
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- The Seventh Victim
- The Devils
- Carnival of Souls
- The Perfume of the Lady in Black
I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for…