Movie Review: Blood The Last Vampire
You know, when it comes to live-action sword-wielding vampire killers who happen to be half-breeds themselves, there’s only one who is head and shoulders above the rest, Blade. On the other hand, Saya from the recently released Blood: The Last Vampire would have been way down the pecking order if the list wasn’t limited to 2 characters (Blade being the other fella).
The movie goes the extra mile to make the girl look bad, with the last straw being the casting choice of a Korean playing a Japanese in an English speaking role. If getting into character involves just having a steely stare, half a pout and weird-assed English coming out from ones mouth, by all means, put in Sacha Baron Cohen’s character from Talladega Nights instead.
If there was anything that could have saved the swiss cheese storyline and bad acting, it would have been the action scenes. Instead, the fights where choppy, ill-choreographed and what’s with all the fake blood. Someone should have set director Chris Nahon in front of a projector screening Blade 2 to get a clue on how to transfer kinetic anime fight sequences into live-action.
All these along with poorly done special effects made the film look campy and even B-movie-ish. This is not the kind of movie one would expect, and one doesn’t need to be part of the source material’s cult following, to realize that this is a bad film.
Blood: The Last Vampire would have been a waste of admission fees if not for the free tickets I received thanks to the nice people at Nuffnang. If you are planning to watch it over the weekend, I recommend that you save the money for a nice meal instead.Powered by Sidelines
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