In the age of the PG-13 blockbuster, it’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that the first successful (read: good) Marvel adaptation featured a club full of vampires at a rave getting a blood shower within the first 10 minutes of the film, leading into the first fight sequence. And that sets the tone for the movie. It’s incredibly violent but very effective. The fight scenes are all well staged, the info dump scenes were minimal and unobtrusive. For the most part the exposition and lore are worked into the film in a natural enough way. The dialog is silly at times, but that’s forgivable. The special effects work with the exception of the big fight scene at the end where the skeleton ghosts tear their way out of the pureblood vampires that are slated for sacrifice.
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