Yeah, I know the movie came out a couple weeks ago, and I did see it thecirque-du-freak-the-vampires-assistant-20090805002904998_640w day after it was released, but I didn’t have a blog to write about it. So now, since I’m bored, I think I will.

The movie is pretty much what you’d expect from such a film, encompassing the whole chosen-kid-has-to-save-the-world schtick. Funny, today we’re talking about two movies that are essentially the same thing, only with different mythologies. Anyway, I went in with pretty high expectations, since the trailer was not too shabby, what with John C. Reilly being one of the lead characters, and while he’s generally hit or miss with me, I did find him, both in the trailer and in the actual movie, to make a pretty convincing vampire.

2009_cirque_du_freak_005Still, the movie is a classic case of “you get what you pay for,” and really, there’s not much new going on other than the entertainment factor. That said, I was amused for about the first 3/4 of the movie and then the cliche factor kicked in and I could barely sit still, trying hard to suppress of groan of disappointment.  Even so, the movie doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is good, because it knows exactly what it is.

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