Sunday, February 19, 2012

Movie Review: The Forsaken

Sean, a driver-for-hire on vacation for a week, picks up Nick, a hitchhiker, who also happens to be a vampire hunter. At first Sean is sceptical, until they pick up a woman named Megan partially bit by a vampire and is slowly turning into one. She’s exactly like Katrina from John Carpenters' Vampires, only more useless and annoying as she spends most of her time screaming. While attempting to cover her mouth during one such time, Sean accidently gets bitten and is now turning into a vampire himself. Sean, I officially award you

Since Nick has also been bitten, all three of these characters must now hunt the original vampires in order to cure themselves.

To say this movie borrows a lot from John Carpenters Vampires would be an understatement, but I dunno...every time I see these two together I’m also reminded of a younger version of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton from Fight Club. I think that was what they were going for. It's kind of eerie.

This is a pretty entertaining movie which mostly focuses on the relationship between Sean and Nick. However, other elements are sub-par at best. Megan doesn’t really get any dialogue or character development until the final twenty minutes of the film, and the villain is easily forgettable.

FINAL GRADE: 2 ½ out of 5. A fun flick that has a few minor plotholes, but shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

The very first scene in the movie has a naked woman taking a shower. Glad we got the essentials out of the way.

1 comment:

Chris Hewson said...

Have you ever heard of the Don 'The Dragon' Wilson vampire movie, Night Hunter? That had a sort-of similar plot.