Cheesy but chipper vampire comedy has modest charms.
In an era transfixed by zombies and assorted other ghouls, Vamps is a refreshing change of pace.
"Vamps" is mostly a misfire, but Heckerling still shows enough flashes of wit and wisdom that she remains hard to entirely dismiss.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Vamps sends up our pop cultural fascination with bloodsucking but is itself a bit stiff with rigor mortis.
Aging is probably the real theme here, but it's approached sidelong and has no punch. Still, only the nostalgia has any real conviction.
| Original Score: 2/5
The film's comedic potential is defanged by a pervading tone of embittered nostalgia. Goody doesn't mock our smartphone-loving society with barbed affection-she just wants it to go away.