With wit, reviewed by Kimmo Mustonenen
Another comic, another fairy tale, everything is so commonplace that one can only sit back and anticipate the events of the film.
Even the trump card – an explanation of all that is happening on the screen, issued at the beginning of the tape.
And, apparently, the authors rely on the most stupid – you are no parables, all shows pictures, against which the voice of simple monosyllabic sentences, explains:
“There have always been people, and have always been vampires.”
In the distant future, the remnants of civilization are concentrated in cities surrounded by wasteland. In the desert, scattered small settlements and numerous colony-reservation containing vampires.
About how the U.S. turned into a desert, why in the towns, settlements, all seem to the Wild West, and big cities are more like dungeons that hold the power of the totalitarian-minded priests – come on now! Not reported!
In the comic, the previous film, showing only the Middle Ages and the recent past, but says nothing about what needed nuclear carpet bombing.
However, one detail still unknown – the vampires have helped overcome the guys from the church SWAT called “pastors.” These brisk as worms, priests, nearly all suppressed the rebellion of vampires, but after all that they needed neither the church and were dismissed.
Everything changes after one town attacked the vampires and kidnapped relative of one of the pastors. That, of course, goes against the decision of the church council and sent to rescue a girl who suddenly (!) turns out to be his daughter. Well, the church council also not be a fool after sending him to the other shepherds with orders to return to the apostate dead or alive.
I must admit that Scott Charles Stewart learned a lot since his debut – sadly, nauseating film “Legion“, the most interesting aspect of which was an advertising trailer.
In the “Shepherd” Scott realized that, firstly, the religious themes are already not too terrified minds, especially those viewers that they believe in the Buddha and other Bhagavad-Gita, and secondly, two billion potential viewers on Christian motives for and large, do not care.
Therefore, hastily changing the archangels with the priests uncertain religion, only the cross (and even then – not canonical) reminiscent of Christianity, and all sorts of adversity Doomsday – and also vampires.
“What’s next?” – thought Scott Charles Stewart. Indeed, one priest, struggling with the vampires, does not go far, and in general – “Blade” is still fresh in memory (tax evasion). Means it is necessary to add something, right?
The main villain invented obviously under the influence of the film “John Hex“- yet another monstrously miserable comics masterpiece, as a vampire in a cowboy outfit (with a dog, and a fox… Megan Fox that is. What?) – it’s sort of cool, not un-sucky. It turned out funny film – it is not clear to whom it is intended.
Fans of horror and vampire fighters will spit on the pathetic dialogue, causing a gagging impulse, whereas these impulses should call the cruelty of prohibitive. Kids watch this film – though there’s no nudity and vulgarity, to sleep after such horror, kids will, quite frankly, bad. BAD!
Mass audience? It is unlikely that someone decides to go on a date for this movie here. There are only fans of the “Legion “, but judging by the collections, such – not enough to swear by.
And then there was unbearably serious Paul Bethany. In his companions gave Maggie Q playing the protagonist in love with a colleague on a religious commandos, and Cam Gigandet in the role of the local sheriff who helps the protagonist. All of this trio looks absurd – well, they did not seem like to a team, no chance to meet people of liking.
Somewhere that does not sink or float.
Or swim, by floating.
And when they start talking … well, about the conversations I have already mentioned.
The only thing I can not praise this film – the visual design. Locations quite a lot you see, they are interesting and varied. Plus a few scenes where the pastor and his comrades destroy the vampires and their minions are well supplied. With regard to 3D – a help for him very little, and watch in 3D there are not at that and no one else.
Verdict : Compared with the “Legion” – this film is a real breakthrough. No “Fast and the Furious Five“, but yes. But Bethany is still dull, and Scott Charles Stewart, whatever.
Just add Ginnifer Goodwin, and at hand is a classic.
Ginnifer Goodwin. What?