fans come to see this rock star
Lestat de Lioncourt (Stuart Townsend)
perform or do conventions. There's even
groupies who's want to make love to him
which would be the thrill of their lives
but he seems to be ghungry for human
blood. It started centuries ago when he
met up with a person Marius De
Romanus (Vincent Perez) in the UK who
made him a vampire and through the
centuries he has been feasting on people.
Lestat meets up with an inno cent looking
woman Jessica Reeves (Marguerite
Moreau) who seems interested in his
lifestyle but she is one time tomented by
other vampires when she enters a lounge
but he comes to her rescue.
Lestat also is desired by the vampiress
of the damned Queen Akasha
(Aaliyah) as she tempts him to be with
her plus she is incredibly invincible.
She also wants him to kill Jessica and
he's at a state on whether to kill
Jessica or betray Akasha which can be
dangerous and cause him his life if he
have a nice take on Lestat de
his fangs while talking behind a screen
to a couple of people showing close up shots asking
A nice scene with Lestat acting charming and soothing towards two
groupies and then good shots on him
climbing up on walls like a spider as
well as going in for an attack showing
A nice shot on Marius de Romanus by opening his mouth to show his fangs and
bites the back of Lestat's neck which looked good as well as him acting hungry for blood showing good
energy and sucking on Marius' arm when he eventually gets stern on him
to tell him to stop which also looked
well done too.
There's good discussion between the two of
them walking along a beach experiencing
the first night as a vampire. We spot a
nice scene with Lestat jamming
with a couple of musicians playing a
violin and guitar as well as a nice close
up shot on him playing his violin
fast and showing a nice evil expression
with both of them
A great distance shot on him playing a violin at a temple with a
statue placed there and then him talking
to the statue with neat effects Queen Akasha appearing briefly instead of the statue
as well as a good shot on Lestat looking at the hands of the statue and
then drinking the blood of it with a nice
close up shot on his eyes turning red as
well as some effective shots on Akasha with a red light on her.
A good camera shot luring in an
alleyway of a mansion and closing in on Lestat in his coffin.
We spot a nice slow motion shot on Jessica Jesse
Reeves walking in a bar with shots
on club vampires suddenly
staring at her when she walks past them
as well as crowding her to check her out
which looked a bit spooky as well as them
terrorising her in the corner street
showing good paced energy.
We spot many great discussions between Lestat and Jessica with him tempting to
suck her blood and her acting stand
offish about it all.
A nice shot on Akasha strutting
in the bar and then battling everyone
there as it looked very fast paced with
excellent shots and good special effects.
Plus we see nice firy shots on the
outside door of the bar.
A nice distant shot with a bunch
of cars and people out in a deserted area
going to a concert.
There's a great moment with Lestat on stage with the shots on the crowd
going wild as well as some heavy battles
with other vampires
trying to attack. We have a good camera
shot on the stage exploding with Akasha rising up and taking him.
A nice shot on him in a bathtub with red type flower pedals
in the water and then her underneath touching him and then rising
up speaking coldly and lustfully towards
A nice moment with Akasha acting
forceful towards Lestat and demanding him to kill his mistress and
alot of tense battling moments happening
which was nicely choreographed.
Bottom line is that this was a very well done
flick as at first I didn't know that this
was a sequel to Interview with a
Vampire and almost thought it
was a tribute to it. It was very neat
seeing a vampire performing heavy metal
music and showing the history of him. I loved the scenery in it showing a
vampire lounge and spotting the
lifestyles on all of them as well as
spotting the queen of vampires since we
never find out on how these vampires came
to be. However, the chemistry on this story
based on the Vampire Chronicles
isn't as good as the original since we
mainly see vampires battling one another
and rock music with not as much dialogues
going on like in the original flick. But
again, most sequels are like that. It's
still a good flick regardless. There's
more special effects in this sequel which
the CGI work was nicely done.
The actors did
their job very well as it's interesting
to see Stuart Townsend (Lestat de
Lioncourt) as a rock
n roll vampire and can pull off a rock
image just as good as his legendary
guitarist father. He shows a good
attitude with his cold speaking and shows
nice intensity for his hunger on human
blood. He brought alot to the big picture
and shows great raging expressions too as
I forgot to mention. A true character
Aaliyah (Queen Akasha) did her job perfectly as
a queen vampiress as well as having a
stunning evil attitude and features. She
certainly had a way with her speaking too
and lived to play this part. She was
believeably wicked and really proved her
energetic skills to act powerful too. It
was so sad that she died in a plane crash
shortly before the release of this film.
Bless her soul indeed.
Marguerite Moreau (Jessica Jesse
Reeves) had the nice girl
next door looks as a virgin type for the
plot to the vampire and seemed to do fine
with what she had to do in the film. She
showed a nice descent character to her
role and with her good looks can get more
work playing these types of parts.
Vincent Perez (Marius de Romanus) played the role since Cruise
turned it down on reprising it but this
fellow knew his craft as the head vampire
with a great serious attitude and stern
behavior. He should be proud of his work
in it since he brought his gothic type of
character to life.
A heart is ripped
out and eaten
A head is sliced off
Some neck bites
There's great strong
classical music for the flick with some
adventureous horn playing and violin
music too for the battles between other
vampires. We hear the odd chants too here
and there which sounded nice for this
type of a vampire flick. All of this was
composed by Richard Gibbs.
There's a nice heavy
soundtrack too by many artists most
notably Marilyn Manson in which
you can really hear his singing while
watching the film.