Director Neil Jordan’s Oscar-nominated tale of bloodsucking immortals moves from 18th century New Orleans to a Grand Guignol theater in Paris to present-day San Francisco as it explores betrayal, love, loneliness and hunger. The lives of a trio of vampires — cavalier Lestat (Tom Cruise), tormented Louis (Brad Pitt) and childlike Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) — are interconnected for centuries in this adaptation of Anne Rice’s romantic horror tale. (Netflix)
Woah. Legit. I’ve heard murmurings of this movie in the past. Never saw it, since it came out when I was three. Starred Brad Pitt (pre-Angelina), Tom Cruise (pre-craziness), a young Kirsten Dunst (pre-Bring it On) Antonio Banderas (pre-Puss in Boots), oh and Christian Slater was there too (pre-I can’t think of anything witty so say about him) Anyway, I gave this a shot. And wow, it did not disappoint. Fantastic acting performances by the entire cast, Pitt displayed an inner torment that would make Edward Cullen think his inner turmoil was nothing (Sorry, I told myself I was going to get through this review without destroying Twilight, which this movie does, but hey, you win some, you lose some) Tom Cruise reminded me of why I used to love his acting so much, Banderas was a powerhouse, and Kirsten Dunst, holy crap. It takes true skill to, as a child, play an old soul in a child’s body, who still has childlike qualities. Bet that made your head spin. Great special effects, especially makeup, the period costumes were awesome. Lastly, random side note: Brad Pitt sets a lot of stuff on fire in this movie. This includes (but not limited to): A mansion on a southern plantation, the entire French Quarter in New Orleans, and a creepy underground crypt. I can’t say enough about this movie. So. people who should see this movie: Well, everyone. But. 1. If you haven’t seen it, get to it. 2. If you have seen it, go watch it again. 3. If you’re a Twi-hard, you NEED to see this movie, because THIS is what a vampire novel, and subsequent movie should be like. Amen.