Sunday, May 15, 2005

Vampire Hunter D

I'm no fan of anime, simply because I can't stand their eyes, their noses, and their movements. However, the Zombieslayer family last weekend was in the San Francisco Bay Area chilling at our real estate agent's house as he showed houses to some of his other clients.

He's in his early 30s and single, and rents out one of the rooms in his main house to a huge anime fiend. The Mrs. and Jr. Zombieslayer love anime. We looked through both his and his roommie's collections and outvoted, they selected Vampire Hunter D.

The plusses - the story wasn't that bad. The backgrounds however were the bomb. Instead of popping a book open, they looked so good that I gave the movie a chance and actually enjoyed it. They didn't have those anime eyes and noses (or lack thereof), and they moved half-way realistically. Pretty cool, especially coming from someone who can't stand anime.

Minuses - Okay, I'm tired of the reluctant hero. It's been overdone so many times that I'm tired of it. The reluctant hero is not cool. It hasn't been cool in over a decade now, so screenwriters out there, knock it off already. If you want to write a story with a reluctant hero, at least make it funny/cheesy like Army of Darkness. And crossbow bolts that curve to hit their target, no. You're starting to get into the unbelievably bad like a Stallone or Swartzwasher movie.

Overall - Worth a rental, but unless you're a big fan of anime, not worth a purchase. 5 dead zombies out of 10.


Anonymous julie from perth-OZ said...

girls here are into the wobbly cult. im 18 no boy friend but going out frid to get a wobblie job
it sounds sensational but im not going to return the favor

5/25/2005 11:37 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

wild night..received good attention from two guys... everyone topless...police in attendence...our club in deep shit

5/27/2005 5:16 PM  

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