Cronos – Maven

Before Guillermo del Toro did blockbusters, he made an artsy vampire film.

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10 Comments on "Cronos – Maven"

tecpaocelotl
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One of my favorite films. Glad you covered it.

Swarmcrow
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will you ever review vampire the masquerade?

TragicGuineaPig
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Cronos. Is it about a spiky-red-haired guy who teams up with a nerd girl, a princess, a talking frog, a cavewoman, and a robot to travel through time and fight some kind of meteor monster?

Okay, let me get this straight: a good person finds an ancient scarab-looking device that attaches to him and grants him fantastic powers, while turning this good person into a villain against his own nature. Why does the name Jaime Reyes come to mind?

Redrally
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I bet Guillermo was a huge Blue Beetle fan 😀

MightyDavidson
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Because you’ve never actually read the Blue Beetle comic and thus don’t know that Jaime Reyes was never turned into a villain by the scarab?

Joel Martinsson
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A sorta funny coincidence also is that Cronos spelt without an H in english means Cronus the Titan of Harvest, not the deity of time. So considering the harvesting nature of the bug it sorta works several ways, although (probably) unintentionally.

TragicGuineaPig
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Not only that, but there is the story of Kronos overthrowing his father and devouring his own children. This would fit well with the story of Dieter and Angel – the nephew seeking to overthrow the uncle, and the uncle abusing him for his own gain – as well as the story of Jesus and Aurora, the temptation to devour her.

Snorgatch Pandalume
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The uncle was wrong. Insects and spiders can’t survive entombed inside rocks for centuries. Bacteria can, however. In fact bacterial spores have been recovered from rocks over 200 million years old, and they were still viable.

ErichoTTA
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I never heard of this. I guess I’m not a big fan of vampires. This still looks interesting. That’s how you pronounce his name! I guess I never really said it out loud before. Didn’t know he was an atheist.

Le Messor
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I have to wonder if that mechanical scorpion is a Phantom Of The Opera reference.

Also, what are the other two Criterion vampire movies?

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