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Critic Reviews for Vampirella
Is never sure if it's campy horror schlock, exploitative vampire softcore, or a stern horror epic.
Audience Reviews for Vampirella
Absolutely terrible film that is a B-movie in every sense, possibly lower. Everything in this film is hilariously bad, the acting (if you can call it that) is virtually pantomime. Soto as Vampirella doesn't even look the part clad in her watered down costume that clearly was made not to be as raunchy as the comicbook and doesn't even fit right!
Daltrey hams it up perfectly but the problem is you can tell he is actually trying! The ham is high but its merely bad performances from people who clearly act in fluff on a regular basis, hell its so lame even the actors can't talk properly with their vamp fangs in hehe.
Effects you say? what effects, there are no real effects here in any sense, what there is is so poor I won't even bother to comment. Not even the makeup looks good. In fact its fair to say that a lot of the film looks like its been made by fanboys on a very limited budget (in which case it would be OK), or you could say it looks like some kids halloween home movie. Watching Daltrey run around with his Walmart cape on, flapping it around with his god awful eye shadow and lipstick is quite a treat really.
This really is bottom of the barrel stuff, not too far off a modern 'Ed Wood' feature really. Watch for laughs only and keep an eye out for a surprise cameo by John Landis for some reason, why John why??.
D-readful comic book adaptation. Vampirella is sadly very much a movie of its time, cementing the silly vampire movies of the 90s, all shlock and nonsense with plenty of wizz-bang. With the exception that this is so low-budget, there's not even much wizz-bang.
The only 'name' actor is Talisa Soto, best known for the Mortal Kombat movies, which is warning enough. Not only is her performance hammy as all-get-out, but she has to wear a comically skimpy red outfit for the duration, which looks like it was grabbed from a fetish shop for small change. The rest of the acting's crap, too, but the sets and special effects are the real stars of the show; the 'outer space' scenes were apparently shot in a shopping mall! There's more than one silly chase sequence in which to 'enjoy' the locales to boot.
Respect must be given to its influence (van Helsing line ~ Dracula 2000; sun-gun ~ Underworld), and in the third act Vampirella is given a neat ultimatum to accept the vice she tries so often to be above.
But the rest is dire, with special kudos to Daltry as the most unthreatening vamp ever, who ends up killed by coincidence!!
Largely boring and never as sexy as it should be, this Jim Wynorski directed turkey manages to make Roger Daltrey as a scenery chewing vamp still feel kinda blah.
Pass, unless you're a completist or glutton from punishment.
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