Sunday, October 25, 2009
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Release Date: In theatres now!!!!
A boy unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares. 14-year-old Darren was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend, got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That's the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.
I saw this movie today with my sister and my cousins. It was fantastic!! I've read the first two or three books in the series and I liked them, but have gotten away from them over the years. This definitely made me want to pick the books up again. It's a really great movie and captures the feeling of the books perfectly.
John C. Reilly is amazing as always. He's one of my favorite actors working today. There are a host of other wonderful actors in the film as well, from Salma Hayek to Ken Watanabe, Willem Dafoe to Jane Krakowski. And the two young leads, Chris Massoglia and John Hutcherson really shined as well.
Not to mention, the film has some of the most visually creative opening credits I've seen in a very long while. Go see the movie!! It's a wonderful escape from reality and I'm hoping there are sequels in store.