Movie Review: What We Do in the Shadows
The details in the mundane keep the film bubbling along in the early stages from arguments about household chores, mixed with each of the vampires having one on one interviews with the documentary crew adding some very funny one liners to the film (there is a line about a sandwich that had the entire cinema in stitches). However beyond this the film meanders a little bit, so when you get over the amusing premise and introduction to the characters, the film needed a few more set pieces, as the few set pieces they had were laugh out loud moments, like Viago making a mess of his dinner and Nic despite warnings from all three vampires eats a chip and the results from it, is a great riff on the dinner scene in Monty Python’s Meaning of Life. There needed to be more of those moments in the second half to keep place with the first half of the film.
The effects are quite good and certainly better than I would have assumed and make the dark comedy gags payoff and it really adds to the experience since it is all there on the screen presented as matter of fact as you like. In a country that has a low budget horror tradition courtesy of Peter Jackson; What We Do in the Shadows can proudly take its place alongside those films. Light on in the horror department but heavy on the laughs WWDITS is a film you should see.
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