Brad gets to whine whine whine. And Tom gets to be evil. And a small child actress gets to be a total spoiled brat.Brad Pitt is Lois. his family dies. He's all depressed so he thinks it might be a good idea to become a vampire. On this extremely shaky ground is constructed a movie based on the tense relationships that develop when you live forever. Lestat (Tom Cruise) is the mentor Vampire that Brad grows to hate. At a low point in this movie, they actually go to france. *Barf*
The movie itself, I mean the writing is actually quite interesting and well done. Although I havn't read it, there is no doubt in my mind that the book is worth it. However, the characters themselves, simply put, suck. No one is whinier than brad in this movie, and almost all shots of him are gratuitous and self indulgent. I don't care how hot you think he is, he wasn't into his "acting" phase until 7 and 12 monkeys, so automatically we know he approached this role as standing around looking pretty and vulnerable. Which he does. He does get upstaged by the little girl. She's an excellent bitch. I like her. I saw her on celebrity Jeopardy, though and she's as dumb as a box of hammers.
The perfprmances are lacking all arund. Christian Slater's redeeming quality (in my opinon) is his voice, but he doesn't get to use it to its fullest excent here, because the director is pushing his teenybopper status. She's doing the same for Tom, whose redeeming quality is the sometimes ability to act, which he doesn't really employ here. But I think the real fault of this movie is the direction. The actors didn't even have the choice to do well because they decided early on to make this movie appeal to women and after all, women aren't interested in good film, they just want hunky guys with their long hair blowing in the wind wearing puffy shirts and looking sad.Fuck the producers and Directors of this movie for being so damned condescending ANd making a crappy end product. 2 sporks.