Movie Review: Fright NightAugust 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment
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Having never seen the original, I came into Fright Night with an open mind and high hopes. And for the most part, the movie delivered and I was very pleased with it. First off it was immensely refreshing to see a Vampire movie where the vampires were not lusting after human girls. In Fright Night it is shown from Scene 1 that the vampires in this movie were not to be trifled with, and are purely evil beings. So kudos to the plot, in general.
The acting was generally well done, with Anton Yelchin and David Tennant doing exceptionally well in my opinion, especially with David Tennant’s character coming off as a mini-Jack Sparrow. The cast as a whole had good chemistry, and every character (Including Yalchin’s character’s girlfriend and mother) have their moments to shine. Perhaps my favorite relationship in the movie would be that of David Tennant and his girlfriend’s, who portray an excellent and extremely funny love/hate relationship. Great acting combined with a well-written script almost always provide a good movie, with Fright Night delivering both laughs and some surprising scares.
Along with the acting and writing, the pacing of this movie was excellent. There were many points where I could have sworn we had reached the climax, only to be proved wrong and surprised with another action sequence. There were 4 points in the movie where this occurred, and all of them were exceptionally well done and I was very pleased with that.
However, I do have some issues with the movie. The lighting and tone was rather dark, and though I understand the choice given the plot of the movie, it was actually hard to see what was going on at some points. Also, I am not the biggest fan of 3D, so the blood splattering in my face was not appreciated. But I recognize that issue is more mine than a general one.
I was pleasantly surprised with this movie, and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys scares and vampires all rolled up into one.
4 out of 5 bikinis.