For Spook-tober I thought it would be a fitting idea to finally check out Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have never ever seen the show, so it’s about time. However, before we can get to the show, we need to take a closer look at the movie that came before!
The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):
For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he’s been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets rambunctious, she must go to war again.
I am honestly at a loss for words. The show is has a pretty serious tone as far as I know, so I expected something similar from the movie. Well, its’s not. It’s probably one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen and I’m not sure that was intentional. There are moments where the films seems a tad selfaware – you can’t tell me that anybody would keep some of the scenes on accident. But then again for some part it appears to be an attempt at a serious movie. So, I’m really not sure what to make of it. All I can say is that I had some laughs, but overall I didn’t love the flick.
The most interesting part of the movie was discovering all the faces that would later be very famous. I honestly don’t know how the film turned out this crappy with so many good actors and actresses: Hillary Swank, Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry, Kristy Swanson, David Arquette…Continue reading