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Vampire in Brooklyn

1995

Vampire in Brooklyn
 

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Oh what a disappointment ... the movie clearly had a generous budget, and the sets and special effects reflect that. Eddie Murphy has always been exuberant, and I don't know how they got such a restrained performance from him. A couple of times, sadly, he reverts to 'Beverly Hills Cop with Fangs', then it's all down hill ...

The basic premise is a little weak, involving the Bermuda Triangle, loads of African-American sentimentality (What's worse than white patronizing black? Black patronizing black, that's what) and fairly feeble references to the vampire tradition.

I could forgive all that ... but I cannot forgive the intrusion of sad one-liners whenever the suspense starts to rise, gutter language for the sake of 'street cred' or whatever the current term is, and a script that is an insult to most of the cast. Why stop Murphy acting like a 13 year old, then import others to do exactly that?

Then the 'twist' at the end of the story manages to completely undermine the Grand Finale - all for a couple of feeble one-liners

The final insult is a soundtrack that utilizes Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley hits - but rerecorded by others. Why? Why? Why? Why?


  • Starring: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett
  • Director: Wes Craven
  • Encoding: Disc are Region Specific (Read more about DVD formats.)

  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Rated: Not for sale to persons under age 1Studio: Paramount Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 13, 2003
  • DVD Features:
    Theatrical trailer(s)Widescreen anamorphic format

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