Written October 02, 2010
This is not your typical horror film, though it does have horror elements (e.g. suspense, violence, gore). Really it's a story about the complex loving relationship that develops between two troubled children. The fact that one of them is a vampire just makes things more interesting.
I read the book and watched the original film before seeing this adaptation. Even so, I ended up twisting in my seat the whole film. I couldn't find a single dull moment. The whole theater was ewwing and awwing and giggling.
This film has its flaws, but it's very emotionally affecting nonetheless. It's thrilling and disturbing, and as real as a film can be. I can't wait to watch it again.
- Compared w/ the First Film Adaptation -
The original had better acting and cinematography, but I say this one's better than the original because more time is spent on the principle characters and the changes tend to make the story more believable.
Written October 03, 2010
I thought this was slow and predictable. Something about it had me drawn in and I didn't want to stop watching. Something I thought was strange was the period the movie was set in. 1983? Why? Usually there is a reason for the time. This movie had no reason at all for the time period. The only thing I can think of was the Rubic's Cube that made a comeback the last couple of years. This could have easily have happened today. Thinking about it now, another thing that threw me off was the weather. They were in some backward town in New Mexico and it was winter. It was snowing and had snow as if we were looking at someplace in Minnesota. Does it really snow like that that in the New Mexico winter? Both kids did a good job and the supporting cast was pretty good. I don't think they explained how long she had been alive or how she kept luring these guys in to be her keepers through the centuries. Still, if you like the 'Non-Fluff' Vampires then you'll like this.
Written October 05, 2010
Liked the movie but thought I was having dejavous since I did not know that it was a remake until someone told me at the end!
Written October 04, 2010
Simply Beautiful. So Very Sad.
Written October 08, 2010
Whoever finds this body of trash, so fascinating and great, must be pretty sick in the head. The premise is ridiculous...how is the vampire girl considered an 'outcast', when shes not even a girl but a vampire...who's hiring people to kill for her her entire life. Survival or not those aren't 'children's characteristics.' How is it a love story, if its a vampire finding caretakers, and also fending for a bullied boy...no one even really knows the gender of the vampire. A monster/vamp luring a young boy into doing her next dirtywork for her and people are praising this- must be very disturbed and stupid people. There is nothing cool or great about this movie. It is dark and disturbing, but it is horror, though it is definitely not a "love story." It goes to show what society has come to - praising gore and murders even if replicas of children are committing it even moreso- maybe people out there need some serious help. some scenes are also really disturbing too and that isn't cool