Sunday, November 8, 2009

Blood: The Last Vampire (2001)

While the animation in this vampire short is nothing short of impressive, I have never really been a fan of the film. I like the concept, I like the gore, but I do not like the creature design (original as they may be), and the story feels trapped by the short run-time. A young vampire hunter is sent in on an undercover operation to destroy the vampires that have infested a local high school. The blending of skillful animation and computerized imaging is handled very well and lends the film a sharp design. The largest problem with the plot is that it just isn't overly interesting or original. Countless films have tackled the vampire hunting other vampires theme, and nothing is done here that hasn't been covered before. What it does offer is a ruthless anti-hero, and plenty of solid animated gore. I am very interested in seeing how the film translates over to the live-action version released earlier in the year, as the feature length may offer the added plotting the short was lacking.

Rating: 7/10.
Gore: 6/10.
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1 comment:

  1. Agree, its a good example of Style over substance. It looks slick and the animation is top notch, but it had no meat to it.

    The live action film turns this animated flick into its first half, and the whole second half of the live action film dives into the main characters past.

    Live action film wasnt that bad, but I wont get into anything else, dont wanna spoil it for you.

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