My Sucky Teen Romance
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Despite only giving Emily Hagins' first feature, Pathogen, three stars (but let's remember, three is still “above average” on a five-star scale), I unhesitatingly recommended it in my review because, well, it's a zombie movie that was made by a twelve-year-old and, aside from having basically no budget and some problems with acting ability, was a clever, fun take on the genre. Hagins returned five years later with her third feature, My Sucky Teen Romance, a teen vampire comedy whose purpose is to make fun of teen vampire comedies. And my favorite thing about it is that in every way, it's obvious Emily Hagins took Pathogen as a learning experience. My Sucky Teen Romance is a much better movie technically, with much more solid acting and a clever script (written by Hagins). In short: if you like your teen comedies with more romance than raunch, My Sucky Teen Romance is for you.
Plot: Kate (the gorgeous Elaine Hurt in her screen debut) is a shy teen with a hefty crush on comic-book-store employee Paul (Belleflower's Patrick Delgado). Kate convinces her best friend, society girl Allison (The Retelling's Lauren Lee), to go to a comic convention with her and a couple of nerdy friends, intending to run into Paul. What she doesn't know is that a few days beforehand, Paul was bitten by a vampire (Supernatural Activity's Devin Bonnée) and is in the process of changing. She also doesn't know that he feels the same way about her, but when the two of them are about to confess their feelings for one another, they're jostled in a hallway, and Paul's new fangs get jammed into Kate's neck.Read more ›
No, it's not high cinema. But the story line, acting and production values are at least equal to shows playing on venues like Disney Channel or Nick.
This film was directed by Emily Hagins, and we watched it after seeing "Zombie Girl: The Movie," a documentary done in 2006 about Hagins, who was then an aspiring 12-year-old director making her first feature length movie. My youngest daughter was disappointed Hagin's first film "Pathogen" is no longer available on DVD or through other outlets.
I understand this isn't a big budget film, which is fine, that doesn't normally bother me either way (unless a small budget movie blows me away with creativity). This however, did not. It fell flat onto it's face. It was unique in it's own sense, so if you do hate the trend of boy meets girl, blah blah dracula/edward/lestat stuff, you might enjoy this.
The problem is mostly the dialog, when you can hear it, or make it out through the newly acquired vampire obligatory lisping (which i did appreciate, i just wish they had better sound work for them, because projecting with the fangs, makes it so much harder to understand).
I do give Emily Hagin credit, she is young, and this was better than some other movies i've watched on 20 "horror" movies for $5.00 packs, which is saying something, i will try to watch more of her films in the future, because i think she deserves a chance. It wasn't anything too new, but it could have maybe been something. I got my copy for $3.00 in a bin at a discount store, so i'm not too angry about losing the money.
(it gets real rant-y about conventions from this point on)
My biggest problem was Spacecon, i've been a con-goer for most of my life, even tiny cons, have never been this, dismal. It was almost as if, someone walked into a con, with a snobbish friend, stayed for five minutes and left, but kept the program guide to reference. It was painful. I understand not having licensing to use a lot of the modern comic books, etc. However, it's not hard to convince/ask some convention artists to donate some time and get free advertising, however they may have walked out when they saw how shameful of a representation to cons it was.Read more ›
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With the pap that is spewing out of Hollywood this young director makes fresh funny films on a tremendous budget. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Neil A Sinclair
my aughter loved this show...definately good vampire movie for a teen without the gore...it has some blood,but in all not bad. Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by romancepal
I absolutely loved this movie made by a young filmmaker, Emily Hagins. My husband and I had seen the documentary about her and really enjoyed this!Published on March 6, 2013 by Kathi Rich