In Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Buffy is a 'typical' rich girl, captain of the cheer squad, parents that don’t care, unable to get better than a C in school, and absolutely worthless addition to society. That is until the watcher finds her and tells her that she is destined to become a vampire hunter. With a new responsibility to the world at large, Buffy needs to balance her social life and the killing of vampires.
Sorry Mr. Southerland, you can't save this.
This is the movie that is the 'original' where Buffy is a blond airhead with a bunch of stupid 'high class, high tax bracket' teens that are equally stupid. Disposable lines, disposable characters, so far outside of what 'Buffy' fans from TV will expect that it’s laughable. Donald Sutherland wasted his time and talent appearing in this tripe.
I don't mean that the acting is bad (but it is), or that the scripting is bad (but it is), just that they are literally every late eighty’s early nineties stereo-type of 'rich, stupid girl' you could imagine rolled into one nice pile of steaming crappy acting. There are times that the movie tries to dig itself out of the hole and show you some plot or character development, but then slides back down into the horrible hole that it is trying to crawl out of. If you are a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer the TV shows, please, don't watch this.
The movie has literally everything I hate about a movie rolled into one, except saying the title in the movie itself. It even comes complete with catch phrases that were out of style before the movie was out of theaters, plot advancement that is akin to skipping chapters of a book.
For example not trusting someone at all one minute, to four minutes later going off alone with them, then ten minutes after that going about mourning their death, and then being completely over it.
Let’s not forget your boyfriend breaking up with you at the beginning of the dance, and then you getting together with someone new before the end of that same dance.
It also has some of the worst acting I have seen in a while, and just god awful scripting. If you are looking for a serious vampire movie; or if you are a serious fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show, run away, run far and fast.
If you want a campy, cheesy, vampire 'comedy' then, maybe
it’s passable as that. Why anyone would waste their time watching this without
being an absolute die hard Buffy fan and understanding that even the writer
Joss Whedon said that it was garbage, then power to you.
|Seriously; go watch the TV series if you want to watch good Buffy. The only thing missing from this film was her striking a pose with a stake and saying: "I am Buffy. The Vampire Slayer." Though, my job is to review and make movies available for you; so if you REALLY have to own it you can pick up your copy (Hopefully used) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DvD or on Blu-Ray here.|
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