Renee and I watched this Russian movie at Arndale last night, called Night Watch Nochnoi Dozor, not bad to be honest, Renee didnt like it as much as me, but still enjoyed it as she got a headache from reading the subtitles while engrossed in the action.
Me, being analytical on films, found the cinematography was well treated. The computer effects were well balanced and the subtitles were cleverly done. But I thought the dude on the laptop with that interface that looked up all the “Others” was quite bizzare but cool, looked like a simple Flash RIA. *grins*
The idea of the film was quite weird but took me a while to understand. Basically there are dark forces that lurk somewhere in a parallel world unseen to humans. Until the time when some of their most villainous representatives would be eager to play with their unsuspecting victims. It is, however, contrary to a certain pact between the good and the evil specifying that both good and evil doings should be controlled and approved by both parties that have established for that reason the respective teams of guardians, the Night Watch and the Day Watch. Then there is a “chosen one” that has to choose, which side he will follow to bring the supreme force to the world. Supposedly this was part one of a trilogy.
Dunno if I will see the other two, but I like that it had lots of vampire references but kinda in a voodoo sorta way. All in all, you must see it to understand the story. I will give it 1 and a half thumbs up or 8 out of 10.