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Like a James Bond of the occult--only not as suave or debonair--Dylan Dog manages to get himself in and out of trouble with finesse, while bedding a different lady with each adventure he embarks on. A self-styled "nightmare investigator," he takes on cases that normal PIs won't. Along with his assistant, Felix, a quip-spouting Groucho Marx lookalike, he tracks down some extremely dark persons (and nonpersons) for a somewhat modest fee.
Dylan Dog was created by writer Tiziano Sclavi in 1986. Originally published in Italy, the long-running series is set in London, where Dylan works as a supernatural investigator who (against type in a series like this) has a good working relationship with the police. Dylan is a former Scotland Yard investigator, and perhaps the reincarnation of the original Dylan Dog, who died in 1686.
Dylan Dog's mysteries have been published off and on over the past two decades, with Sclavi backing off and allowing others to interpret the character. The good-looking investigator has become a true star in Italy's comics publishing, as well as around the world.
This movie deviates from this description:
1) Dylan isn't a Casanova, he actually has some past that keeps him pushing women away
2) His sidekick looks nothing like Groucho and works for free vs. a fee. He does it more out a friendship for Dylan
3) No mention -- that I remember -- about his relation to Scotland Yard. His history and relationship to the undead/monsters is explained very differently in the movie.
4) No finesse in the movie...Read more ›
Dylan refuses the case until his friend Marcus (Sam Huntington) is killed. Now it has become personal. There are four werewolf clans. They operate in New Orleans like the mafia. The vampires are out to get Dylan and don't worry too much about Marcus, seems he was bitten by a zombie and becomes part of the "undead." There is a zombie support group for the recently undead. Seems all the can eat are worms, maggots and hot dogs. There is even a twist at the end.
The film has some flashbacks to a previous time/movie in order to catch the story up to date. For those who liked the old Night Stalker series, check this one out. 4 stars for adults/ 5 stars for teens
Here's the scoop. Dylan is a private eye, in New Orleans, working on low level, grunt type cases. He's got a go-for, Marcus, who yearns to be a real partner. He gets involved in a case stuck in the middle of a war between Vampires and Werewolves. He was hoping not to work that realm again, but he gets sucked in. Seems there is a stolen relic which, when embedded in a host, will release Belial, a really evil demon who will decimate all mankind.
First off: New Orleans has a sense of mystery all it's own. It's a great setting for this type of flick, but not one character speaks with a southern accent. None of the music is of the region and they do nothing to give the viewer the flavor of the area. Not the French Quarter or the homes or the Bayou area. Attending to that alone would have raised the quality of the movie immeasurably. Then there's Dylan himself. He looks like a young Christopher Reeve and that's the problem. He looks too young for the role. And he acts too "cute." I felt the part needed way more gravity. His sidekick, Marcus, on the other hand is a hoot. He way outshines Dylan. His lines are better and he really put a stitch in me with his delivery. He makes this movie. Plus....I just didn't believe it. If Vampires, Werewolves and The Undead were that prevalent anywhere we'd all know about it. I couldn't suspend my disbelief. It might have worked in the comic, but it doesn't work here. Surprisingly, a lot of similar movies move along well only to drop the ball on the 5 yard line. This had a really good climax.Read more ›
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Love this movie. Can watch it again and again. Lots of humor and action.Published 16 days ago by Laura H. Quaney
Monster-hunter/detective fighting paranormal crime in New Orleans. Sure, you've seen variations of this plot a thousand times, but the trailer makes it seem like it has legit... Read morePublished 25 days ago by CCGlazier
A fun and funny movie with great cast and story. It's Grim on the light side.Published 27 days ago by Halee
Absolutely worthless unwatchable piece of crap. Seriously, don't waste your precious life's moments watching this! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jraptor
Good idea. Relatively weak ending. Too much attention to the effects without similar attention to plot or dialogue. Meh.Published 1 month ago by Rusty Shackleford
Terrible! Not Even Fun Terrible - Just Boring and Terrible. Do Not Buy or Rent!Published 1 month ago by Sr Happy Popi
Some reviewers don't seem to have a sense of humor. This is one funny movie. If you like the series Supernatural and you thought Bruce Campbell movies were a hoot, you'll get... Read morePublished 2 months ago by By CJs Pirate
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