Tuesday, June 4, 2013

BloodRayne (2005)

Director: Uwe Boll

Starring: Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Matthew Davis, Will Sanderson, Geraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Meat Loaf, Michael Pare, Billy Zane, Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley

More info: IMDb

Tagline: She's one Hell of a heroine...literally!

Plot: In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival's freak-show in Romania. When she escapes, she meets a fortuneteller that tells that her mother was raped by the king of the vampires Kagan and she decides to destroy her father. In her journey for revenge, she meets Vladimir and Sebastian, the leaders of the fortress of vampire hunters Brimstone, and she joins their society. She searches for powerful talismans to defeat Kagan, while the skilled warriors Vladimir and Sebastian train her to face the forces of Kagan and her human side falls in love with Sebastian.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? Nope.

I don't see what all the fuss is about regarding Uwe Boll.  He's not THAT bad of a film maker.  This picture looks professional (mostly) and it's got an interesting cast despite some of them feeling WAY out of place (Madsen).  There's action, blood & gore, nudity and a reasonable story.  The acting's not that swift but it's a reasonable time killer if you like the freak show of seeing certain actors looking like fish out of water.  Zane was having a blast,  Kingsley was taking it too seriously,  Kier was fun and Loken did an admirable job.  This picture isn't as bad as the internet tells you and it doesn't deserve the 2.8 IMDb or the 4% Rotten Tomatoes score.  It's a cheesy vampire movie with just enough to keep you somewhat entertained for ninety minutes.  How's that for an endorsement?

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