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  1. I only just watched this movie in 2017 but everything Maven says in this review is still valid.
    The cinematography is beautiful; colours pop, establishing shots are gorgeous, there was a clear vision of what the look was supposed to be for this movie. But the writing was also lacking, I couldn’t figure out with what consistancy the two main leads needed/wanted blood (weekly? monthly? yearly? The ‘need’ for blood wasn’t really touched on), why the love interest Frank has NO problems just leaving his family behind for an eternal life of vampirism despite the movie taking pains to show us his mother being pregnant, or most of all, WHY the brotherhood doesn’t allow women to exist as a part of this vampire world!
    In ‘Interview’ their rule is no changing of children, and we see why through Kirsten Dunst’s character; however we are given no reason why the brotherhood doesn’t allow women to have the gift of eternal life other than eliteism, that means nothing without a bit of context. If the brotherhood has lasted as long as they allude to in this movie then surely they’ve seen the rise and fall of feminine deities and possibly matriarchal societies, even women in power throughout history, why on earth would they not have certain members who think women should or deserve to be part of their group, or already have been a part of it?
    It makes the whole point of the brotherhood hunting down the two women too vague to be emmersive as the stories main driving force of why these two characters jump from place to place and have such issues with each other as the emotional core of the story.
    I enjoyed the movie but I can’t say I’d ever want to watch it again.

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