Martin was once a normal teenager before the vampire epidemic swept across the country. Now the U.S. has turned into something like the old western movies. Desolate towns that are long abandoned and people seeking any kind of nutrition and life away from these monsters. Along comes Mister, a death dealing rogue vampire hunter with great skill. Together Martin and Mister butcher any vampire in their way and use their teeth as money. Canada is the New Eden where the plague has not spread. They travel together to get there picking up stragglers on the way.
If the scary monster vampires were not enough to fight off, they must also fight off Neo-Nazi type humans who are just as evil to the core. Martin and Mister take us on a great journey into their world and you actually find yourself wishing that they make it to the New Eden, Canada.
I will preface my review of this movie by saying that I much prefer Blade, From Dusk til Dawn and Underworld type vampire flicks that all have tons of action, violence and gore in them. Whenever you get into the PG-13 world you are going to get a much more friendly and watered down film with less brutal movie. Reality and financing dictates that the movie studios have to appeal to a broader audience when possible to make enough money to allow the films I mentioned previously.
I am not familiar with the book that this movie is based upon. That being said this was a fun 'teen oriented' vampire movie with no significant violence or gore. This is a PG-13 (unfortunately) flick; you know it's going to be in the vanilla spectrum so don't expect Blade or Underworld. The CGI animation and coloring of John C. Reilly's pet spider was amazing, but then again any quality CGI animation done nowadays should be and usually is amazing. The makeup effects, set design and costumes were well done and give the movie an interesting modern Gothic appearance and feel.
The characters were interesting and I found myself pretty involved in the story. Comparing this film to the wildly successful Twilight films, the two out so far any ways, Cirque is much more interesting. There are no moping or perfect looking Twilight characters and Cirque was just more interesting than both Twilight 1 and 2. I love John C. Reilly and vampire movies so this was my primary motivation for seeing this in the theater. Reilly's character was not in his usual comedic or musical roles so it was good to see him do something completely different. Willem Defoe has a smaller role in this film and plays a very interesting vampire character as well.
All in all this movie is worth seeing and if you are a genre fan it is probably worth owning.
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Martin was once a normal teenager before the vampire epidemic swept across the country. Now the U.S. has turned into something like the old western movies. Desolate towns that are long abandoned and people…
I will preface my review of this movie by saying that I much prefer Blade, From Dusk til Dawn and Underworld type vampire flicks that all have tons of action, violence and gore in them. Whenever you get…