It seems like a long time since there has been a good vampire film (I skipped Byzantium after so-so reviews) so it was pleasing to see them handled so well here. After a great setup of both mythology and characters the film just floats along and doesn't do much. I was left simultaneously wanting more but also wanting the film to end, a more tightly edited version would have had more impact (although I could have just been tired at a late screening).
There's much to admire and the film was unexpectedly funny in places but it also felt like a wasted opportunity. I can't help but wonder how it would have fared as TV series because it felt like there were more stories to be told.
February 15, 2014 at 02:53PM