Bloodrayne (Unrated Director's Cut)
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Well, how do you explain a movie like "BloodRayne" otherwise? The infamous Boll's new film is yet another example of cinematic ineptitude, with bad acting from B-list stars, an atrocious script, and a plot that is actually thinner than the original video game. Someone put this movie out of its misery.
Rayne (Kristanna Loken) is a dhampir -- half human, half vampire, the result of a vampire raping a human. Escaping from a life as a sideshow freak, she decides to go kill her daddy Kagan (Sir Ben Kingsley). And Kagan is trying to grab the magical body parts of an ancient vampire, which will make him invincible.
Since Rayne is a good bloodsucker (animals and bad guys) she happily joins a band of vampire-haters, the Brimstone Society. Vladimir (Michael Madson), Sebastian (Matt Davis) and Katarin (Michelle Rodriegez) join forces with Rayne. But to stop Kagan, they will have to deal with his vicious vampire hordes.
If "Buffy" had ripped off "Blade" and "Lord of the Rings," then the result might have been something like "BloodRayne." Yes, the film is that unoriginal -- Uwe Boll tears off chunks of hit movies, and splatters them together into a movie of his own. But it cannot hide this simple fact: Boll has the skills of a mentally backward Yorkie.
Well, Boll is trying hard. He really, really tries hard to make this a thrilling, stunning adventure. But the entire movie is strangled in his ineptitude -- the action is Monty Pythonesque at best, with silly wrangling and geysers of blood. Lots of dismemberment. Funny sex against the jail bars. It's all almost campy, but somehow it's too inane to be.Read more ›
The major flaws include:
- Weak dialogue... some of the worst I have ever listened to. Michelle's Rodriguez's fake accent was the worst! The movie was filled with stilted exchanges that sounded almost like junior high school kids practicing for their first play.
- Weak action ... the stunts were not well orchestrated, the gore was too over the top, and the actors/stuntmen simply lacked energy.
- Weak story ... like many game movies, Bloodrayne assumes the reader has spent many hours playing the game. These movies only work if the director and screen writer assume the viewer has never seen the game.
- Weak visuals ... The movie should have been much darker and more intense. It was too well lit even during the night scenes. These are vampires right??? Sunlight kills them?? Every killing stroke was a huge squirt of blood spraying toward the camera. I felt myself going numb at the sight of it. The fight scenes reminded me of the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Very few scenes were shot well.
I have seen some truly terrible vampire movies, but when the director embraces the "camp" in movies like Fright Night, it works. There was some talent, the story could have been workable, and there were plenty of beautiful women. Bloodrayne could have worked with a different director.
I would have expected so much more from actors like Ben Kingsly. Obviously, even good actors can be sucked into a disaster like Bloodrayne.
I've recently found out that they're making a sequel! Who are they kidding!!! The first one barely paid for itself!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a great movie last time i watched it
I haven't watched it yet. I use to own the movie years ago, but I lent it to a friend to watch it and he never returned it. Read more
This was a pretty cool flick. I just love Vampire, movies. The sexier, the better.Published 7 months ago by John W. McCallim
Classic cheesy vampire skin flick. Best sex scene in cinema. Ben Kingsly is severely under utilized in this movie.Published 8 months ago by Robert Frazier
Yikes... yes, she's pretty. No, do not rent this movie. I really, really wanted this to be good - I was hoping for something at least remotely like Underworld, but no, this isn't... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr. Tom's Reviews