Friday, 12 September 2014

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. -- IMDb

This looked like it had so much promise but turned out to fall way below the mark. There are occasional inspired moments but overall nothing really to sink one's teeth into. Felt like a high school amateur night. Actors did their best with what was a superficial script. The first act is the best but it quickly becomes lifeless and directionless. I suppose if you've been living for thousands of years life would become pretty boring. If your taste is not for over the top mockumentary then give this a miss. If you like silly then suck it and see.

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