Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Near Dark (1987)

IMDb plot summary: A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, and Bill Paxton.

This started off really interesting. A western vampire romance is definitely an interesting way of going about telling the story, especially before vampire romances were around every corner. However, it never really achieved what I was hoping. The plot in acts two and three feels aimless after such an interesting set up, without a clear sense of where the story is headed -- even after it was over. Not nearly as good as I thought it was going to be.

2 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Near Dark < Galaxy Quest
Near Dark > Whisper of the Heart
Near Dark > Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
Near Dark > Neverwas
Near Dark < Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Near Dark < The Princess Diaries
Near Dark > The Apostle
Near Dark < Tin Man
Near Dark > Zero Dark Thirty
Near Dark < The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Near Dark < Django Unchained
Final spot: #1281 out of 2320.

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