"You have bet-wayed me! To be with an an-ni-mal!" - Viktor
This is such cheesy fun. Over-acting and corny dialogue flies around as much as the gore does in this extremely satisfying prequel to a really quite average vampire saga. There's just something about this movie that's so damn likeable. I can't quite pin it down, but I think I love it.
Probably because of Bill Nighy; let's be honest. Who else (except from the glorious Nic Cage in The Wicker Man) can deliver bad dialogue with so much gusto, that it's a genuine pleasure to hear it? Only him. It's clear Nighy sees the role as an excuse to vent off some anger, and he completely blows his top on many an occasion; possibly for weird personal reasons, but it's definitely a bit of twisted entertainment for us.
So, yeah, this is just basically a love letter to Bill Nighy's performance. Enough said...