Written June 25, 2012
Although stylistically solid with great action sequences, overall this "high concept" film was a bit too silly at times to be considered great. It takes an overwhelming large amount concentration to keep up your suspension of disbelief or else it becomes just plain ridiculous. This requires the a lot of focus and dedication from the viewer.
Overall, probably better as a DVD rental than a movie theater because alcohol probably could make that suspension requirement easier to maintain than soda and popcorn.
Written June 24, 2012
I read the book before I went to this movie. The book was blah, and I wasn't going to go see the movie, but I thought.. what could it hurt? So, I did. The only things in common between the book and the movie = character names, basic plot idea. The movie was dramatic at times, but shallow. The special effects were cool. I have to say the theater must have thought this would flop because it only has 3 running times on opening weekend. But overall I'd say go watch this movie when you have nothing else to do. And, if you don't have much money, it's ok to wait for this one to come out and rent - you wouldn't be missing much.
Written June 26, 2012
When you mix history and vampire lore you really have the potential to make a great movie. Save your money and just see the 2D version since there really weren't any eye popping special affects. The movie was okay just nothing really to rave about. If you're not dieing to see it, then just wait for it to come out on DVD/cable.
Written June 25, 2012
Most people will waste no time in scorning this film due to how outrageous the concept is. However, the creators have done an excellent job bringing this story to the big screen. Mixing the artistic splendor of '300' into this fictional, yet historical account makes for what I believe is a masterpiece and one of the best films of the year. Although the plot was a little blotchy in the beginning, all the pieces eventually come together for a rather compelling story that kept the audience at the edge of their seat in anticipation of what the conclusion to the battle between good and evil, humans and vampires, the North and the South, will be. A perfect play on the juxtaposition between the horrors of slavery by evil white men and the horrors of death by evil vampires.
Written June 23, 2012
This movie was totally over the top. If you're looking for plot-less sumer-time amusement, you're looking at the right movie. Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but definitely not good cinema. My boyfriend and I laughed through most of the "serious" parts. There were only about 2 scenes that made the 3D worth it, so probably for your money you should just see it in traditional format.