Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reviews
It is, of course, a silly little movie and best treated as nothing to do with the excellent tv series. Good fun, though.
The effects and makeup are very basic much like the acting but at the end of the day this was a film for teenage girls to swoon over Luke Perry hehe Teenage boys had Swanson whilst an air of class was attemped with the inclusion of Hauer and Sutherland, Hauer looking your typical classic Dracula in tucks, flowing cape with slick back hair and Sutherland your typical Sherlock Holmes clothed Van Helsing type.
If you look closer there is actually quite a strong cast in there, at the time of course they were all unknowns. Its all silly childish stuff as it was meant to be but very dated now and pretty crappy.
Still, it's your basic campy 80s teen video (yes, technically it was made in 1992, but the 80s is so, so present in it). Though, it weirds me out Paul Reubens is a vampire...
I dont know if the movie suffers from that or the early 90's plague of bad jokes, bad fashion, and bad acting.
It's obviously completley hollywood as no one would find a laughing matter surrounding vampires taking over the city, but whatever.
Luke Perry and Donald Sutherland are your better actors in the film. Kristy Swanson fails at even being close to a good actor. To me the entire film was just silly, unbelievable, not funny, and not scary. Which I think is all the reasons it was supposed to be made for?
However there were a few selected scenes that focused on the slayers struggle with life and destiny, in which is where the film get's my few stars.
I don't really reccommend this movie to anyone inless you are bored and wanting to watch something that escapes you from all seriousness in reality that our world has to offer.
For all intents and purposes, it's critically underrated.