Welcome to February's 28 Days Of Sequels! Every day throughout February one of our VIPers (Dave, Jenn, Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present a movie sequel complete with a trailer!
The big difference with this list is they aren't all winners that we loved. Some were disappointments and some just trainwrecks. Hollywood is short on original ideas so when one hits big, they milk it for all its worth and squeeze it dry. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Day 11 - Queen Of The Damned (Mel)
So this movie gets a TON of hate but hear me out. If you watch this simply as a vampire movie (which you CAN do - I mean seriously there is no carry over from Interview with the Vampire and even less from the book), then this is a FABULOUS movie. The soundtrack is outstanding, Stuart Townsend makes a fabulous vampire (just looks nothing like Lestat), and Aaliya shows what a force to be reckoned with she could have become if not for the tragic plane crash that took her life.
The problem, for most people, is that it IS supposed to be based on the book "Queen Of The Damned" which is in fact the THIRD of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, and other than the names used, and the rough vampire/rockband storyline, this has very little to do with any of it. The characters from the original stories are massacred to an extent where one of them I only realized who it was from the credits, they took bits from book 2 "The Vampire Lestat" and bits from book 3 "Queen Of The Damned" and smashed them together into an almost unrecognizable story. Despite ALL of that though I love this movie as a watch by itself, pretending that none of it relates to the book series. So much that Em and I watch it at least a couple of times a year, often more!
Dave Says -Didn't like this one nearly as much as "Interview With a Vampire". Never read the book though but heard from alot of readers that it was a mess since it mashed "The Vampire Lestat" and "Queen of the Damned" into one movie. I meant to read them to get the full story but never got around to it
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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