First released: 2013
One issue I have about the place that I live is that if a film is slightly from left field there is a very good chance it will not play close to home. We have two multi-screen cinemas and, at best, we might get a more unusual film on for a week at one of them but often – as was the case with this film – it came nowhere near home.
So I have waited for the DVD and waited with anticipation as the word seemed to be good, the film was garnering praise… I wanted to like the film, I really did, but as I sat and watched it I realised that the praise was perhaps more a reaction to the fact that it simply wasn’t a teen vampire flick than the quality of the film itself.
|Adam checks a guitar|
|John Hurt as Kit Marlowe|
|Drinking (bottled) blood|
|strange tech - an aside, not a story|
|Mia Wasikowska as Ava|
The film ended and I felt underwhelmed. I felt disappointed also, as I had really wanted to enjoy it – perhaps my expectations were a tad on the high side… I can’t say it deserves more than 5 out of 10 and that is generously awarded due to the efforts of the players.
The imdb page is here.