Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cirque Du Freak

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Meet Darren, He's Sixteen Going on Immortal

This movie is based on the popular series of the books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring fractions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.

16-year-old Darren (Chris Kelly) was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend Steve (Josh Hutcherson), got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That's the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.

Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy and a wolfman to a bearded lady (Salma Hayek) and a gigantic barker (Ken Watanabe). As Darren flexes his new found powers in this dark world, he becomes a treasured pawn between the vampires and their deadlier counterparts. And while trying to survive, one boy will struggle to keep their brewing war from devouring what's left of his humanity.

Tonight, I saw this Cirque Du Freak in a promotional advance screening and absolutely loved it. I was not expecting it to be so good. When I saw the previews I thought it could go either way, really good or really bad, I was pleasantly surprised by the humor in it.

Now I have not read the book series so I do not know who close it was to the books or if you read the books would you like the movie, but as just a movie it was great.

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