"Malcolm in the Middle"

BloodRayne II: Deliverance (2007)
Rayne, the half-human/half-vampire warrior, ventures to America's 1880's Wild West to stop the vampired Billy the Kid and his posse of vampire cowboys.
Natassia Malthe Rayne
Zack Ward Billy the Kid
Michael Paré Pat Garret
Chris Coppola Newton Pyles
Chris Spencer Bartender Bob
Brendan Fletcher Muller
Sarah-Jane Redmond Martha
Michael Teigen Slime Bag Franson
Michael Eklund The Preacher
John Novak Sheriff Cobden
Tyron Leitso Fleetwood
Jodelle Ferland Sally
Mike Dopud Flintlock Hogan
Vincent Gale Mick
John Tench Moffat
Michael Robinson Mayor Holden
Taya Calicetto Mary
Arash Virani Gatling Gunner (as Arash 'Freedom' Virani)
Carrie Genzel Bernadette
Jamie Switch Vince
Steffen Mennekes Kentucky
Alana Drozduke Bordello Woman
Cole Heppell William
Aidan Williamson Jessie
Doris Blomgren Old Woman
Hawk Younkins Marcus Vonpat
Producer: Dan Clarke,Shawn Williamson
Writer: Christopher Donaldson,Neil Every
Quite Possibly Uwe Boll's Best Film Yet
After defeating the evil vampire in "Bloodrayne", we are taken to the Old West in 1800s America. Now, Rayne must face off against Billy the Kid, a vampire cowboy, who has killed or captured many of her friends and taken a town hostage. With her blades and a new sidekick, she just might be able to do it.

A lot of people this this is a horrible movie. And they're probably right. It's got cheesy acting, poor scenery, amateur camera work. But the difference between this and the first one is clear: here, the idea was to have fun and they succeed. In the first one, the goal seemed to be making a wonderful movie, which just wasn't possible with Uwe Boll in charge. A bad movie isn't always bad when the people involved know they're making something bad and have fun doing it.

I had a bit of difficulty adjusting to Natassia Malthe as Rayne. I guess she's supposed to be one of Maxim's hottest girls or something, but the original Rayne was far sexier (and had a better outfit). Luckily, we had Boll regular Zack Ward for Billy the Kid, who was simply amazing. He put his heart and soul into the character and the accent every aspect. The character may be stupid (in what universe was BTK a vampire?) but Ward did the best to make him a good villain.

I really enjoyed the new characters of the preacher and that other guy (not sure what he was supposed to be). The preacher's sermon was a highlight of the film, surpassed only by the children in nooses scene. I really think that was clever and was impressed that something like that was thrown in.

The only really bad thing about this film, other than the low quality of everything, was the continuity. We had to adjust to a new lead actress. We never get it explained why Rayne is now in America, centuries in the future. Is this "real" time or an alternate dimension, because using a historical figure like Billy seemed a bad idea. But the biggest question of all is: where is Billy Zane? As I recall, he showed up in the first film for no particular reason and then vanished. So we still likely have a centuries-old vampire on the loose. Played by Billy Zane, I might add (this bears repeating).

Thank you Boll for getting rid of the bad accents and word choices. Thanks for getting rid of the blood that was excessive. Thanks for slowing the action scenes down -- not everything has to be in fast forward. And thank very much for getting rid of unnecessary flashbacks (I thought for sure we'd get at least one). For those who hated the first film (and this includes me), I strongly recommend giving the sequel a chance. If you have low expectations (which you must if you're picking up a straight-to-DVD Boll sequel), you will be sweetly rewarded.

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 4.0
Musician: Jessica de Rooij
Running time: 99 min (unrated version)
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 22:39:33