Queen of the Damned Reviews
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The good points: it's pretty, costuming was fun, cameos from Robert Downey Jr and Peter Steele and the music wasn't too bad.
Now, for the harshness: This story they were working with really played out in three novels and were told from various character's POVs. I am sure the screenwriters gave it a great try, but so much of the narrative was omitted that it just didn't make sense. There were pivotal characters at the climax of the film and we didn't even know their names, much less their connection to the lead. This might have been more coherent as two films. Trying to blend some stories together to save time is forgivable, but editing to such a point where we cannot understand why Lestat turned on Akasha was really a bad choice. Sure, she seemed a bit harsh, but they never showed her as the genocidal maniac she was.
This entire series of novels deserves to have a series of good, true to the story films. These stylized vanity films suck and not in a sexy way.
Lestat has become a rock super star and let out the secret, publically, that vampires do exist and he is one. His message and fame has awoken the Queen of all Vampires who wishes to help Lestat and give him eternal happiness. Lestat does not reciprocate the feelings further putting his existence at risk.
"Your kind never satisfy my thirst."
Michael Rymer, director of In Too Deep, Perfume, Allie & Me, Angel Baby, and episodes from the television series Battlestar Galactica, American Horror Story, and Hannibal delivers Queen of the Damned. The storyline for this picture is very disappointed, poorly written and presented, and conceptually disappointing. The acting is also fairly weak and the cast includes Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Vincent Perez, Lena Olin, and Bruce Spence.
"It's time to share myself with you all!"
I came across this on HBOGO and had never seen it because I had always heard how terrible it was. Well, it is terrible. There isn't much here in terms of story, characters, or horror elements worth following. Pretty much everything about this film is bad. I'd skip this.
"Tell me more about me."