|Queen of the Damned (2002) [English (MPEG Layer III, 129 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Length: 1h 41m 0s
Director: Michael Rymer
Tagline: The Mother Of All Vampires
Plot outline: After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat awakens only to find that the world has changed and he wants to be a part of it. He gathers a following and becomes a rock star only to find that his music awakens the ancient Queen Akasha and she wants him to become her king... Summary written by Andrew Main
Comment: Although probably not quite as bad as it has been generally slated to be...its not far off! INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE was a mini-masterpiece although Anne Rice had earlier expressed doubts about that "scrawny little dude" making a mockery of her vampiric creation, the elegant Lestat! As it turned out, Cruise turned in a blinder of a role and Ms Rice conceded as much, saying she had been a tad hasty in her earlier condemnation of Tommy boy. The film was a gothic revelation, big on style and STILL the best thing Kirsten Dunst has yet come up with. This travesty however bears as much similarity to Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" as Batman! For attention-deficient surface viewing only - PLEASE, no thinkers! An absurd compilation of plot contrivances from the two books "The Vampire Lestat" and "Queen of the Damned," all that's left is a kick-ass rock soundtrack! To have pre-read Anne Rice's works is a two-edged sword. Sure it will give you the sound back-up knowledge you need, to see where this tale fits-in in the grand scheme of things (It might even help fabricate an explanation of the absurdly edited and disjointed events up there on the screen). It will also show you how appalling a transition this is from the printed word to the K-Mart script! Its not Aaliyah's fault. Her untimely death may well even generate an interest in the flick that otherwise would not be there. She has little to do anyway but a vague GOLDFINGER impersonation and to glare people to death, notably on a beach when she dispatches several hundred in one hit. Other than that she merely gives her metal bra a workout and shimmies now and then for the benefit of every young male in the audience. The film has no soul (perhaps in acknowledgement of the vampires themselves), no real cohesion and absolutely no intelligence. A major disappointment. Anne Rice is alleged to have had "creative differences" with the production team. If I were her I'd be thinking of suing, on grounds of defamation or creative negligence! 'Nuf said!
IMDB Rating: 4.9
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