Welcome back bloodsuckers, today Lilith is spotlighting a true paragon of vampires. Let’s face it, vampires, male and female versions alike, can be inherently sexy. But personally I am not an overly huge fan of those brooding, penitent characters that have become the heroes of so many stories. That’s right fangbangers, you can keep your Edwards and Angels, and I would just as soon give away Bill Compton and Stefan Salvatore. What I am looking for in a bloodsucker is just that: a villain, a schemer, and a murderer; especially one who can be sexy and smart about it. That’s what vampires are supposed to be to me. And so today I want to spotlight a hero among the succubus, a vampire villain who set the bar for all others to come: Lestat de Lioncourt.
When I end up at the movie theater I get just as excited about the trailers as I do the main feature, and I get particularly stoked when a science fiction film reveals itself during the trailer portion of my experience. However, when I first saw the trailer for the 2013 sci-fi film Oblivion I was a little leery of it, mainly cause Tom Cruise played the main character, and let’s face it, he leaves us all with a lot to be leery of.
I did however hear some good reviews about flick on my favorite daytime listening program, NPR. And most of the time I can trust NPR for an honest review, so I eventually did invest in the blu-ray of this film and finally got around to watching it last night. Be forewarned, spoilers to follow.