Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire is the worst vampire in film history. What's to explain?
Innocent Blood by John LAndis Female vamp vs the Mafia. Anne Parillaud (femme nikita) was the lead and while she is a sweet little french pastry, the movie sucked.
It's got Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in it. Right there, it sucks. All it needed was Keanu Reeves to complete the Trinity Of Suckiness.
I actually like Interview.1st like Wicked said you have to "understand" where it's comming from...it's not Dracula and it's not Blade.The other thing is I think alot of people will disregard it as a true vampire film because theres a few pretty boys in it.I think they both did a fantastic job and it was a really enjoyable film.If this was 10-15 years ago, hardcore horror guys would bash Lost Boys too......another movie that I thought was cool as hell.
I am completely at a loss as to why those who like this film seem to labor under the assumption that those of us who do not are somehow incapable of "getting it".........which has become a repeated theme.Rest assured, I "get it". It doesn't require any specialized intellectual or artistic acumen to "get it". BTW, I love "Lost Boys". I "got it" there too. I simply don't enjoy seeing vampires portrayed with palpably homoerotic overtones. "Interview With A Vampire" is nothing more than "Brokeback Mountain" with fangs. THAT is the milieu in which Anne Rice's vampires dwell. Yup, I "get it". And I'd be willing to endure a cycle of penicillin to get rid of it.
A couple points on Interview..I didn't rave about ,just said it wasn't that bad. Do I own it? No.Would I watch it if I caught on cable? Probably.I've read the book 3 or 4 times since H.S.Aside from this I am not much of a fan of Anne Rice. Just couldn't get into her style.And believe it or not I know quite a few horror fans that have never attempted to read her stuff considering how popular she is. Actually I wouldn't even classify it as horror. My wife thinks it's closer to paranormal romance/supernatural erotica tho she is not a fan either.There obviously are all kinds of vampires and I'll watch almost any type of vampire movie ,except Twilight,but I prefer my vampires to be cruel and nasty.