BloodRayne II: Deliverance (2007)
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
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