Monday, June 6, 2011

“DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT” MOVIE REVIEW. Chaotic Upheavals of the Undead.


Life can be one muddled paradox if you ever allow it to be.

During my formative years in the University, I shunned cinematic reviews.

Rather, I relied on my better judgement, a “gut” feel, with a little help from the entertainment fodders.

Film mirrors a REEL life of your choice whenever you purchase a cinema ticket.

and this ticket will bring you through “that” door into a metaphorical plethora of aesthetic learning.

Content and its development are of utmost importance, trust me.

Curiosity kills the cat if you pride yourself as someone who reads profusely to be aware of what’s moving around you,

and to understand what’s right or wrong in order to feel.

Be your own judge whenever you wish to patronize a film.

Because, more often not, artistic minds do not think alike.

Sauce for the goose is never sauce for the gander.

Take this instance, DYLAN DOG reaped beastly ratings from the West.

The Asian mind however, may palpitate towards a different perception.

No two persons look and observe beauty in the same way.


Let’s move on.

Dylan Dog is a comic book adaptation, taken from an Italian horror comic series featuring a paranormal investigator created by Tiziano Sclavi.

Just switch off your disbelief mode to enter this escapist world, because Dylan unravels cases the dead brings to him.

He thrives in a murky world of the “undead”.

“No pulse? No problem,” extols Dylan’s business card referring to his undead clients.

“Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” stars screen hunk BRANDON ROUTH who was once-upon-a-time groomed to take over as the New Superman – but that was until that film became an abysmal flop.

He still gets to display his over buffed torso in this film.

Dylan is a relentless investigator who takes on monstrous cases when nobody else would.

He has a loyal assistant in Marcus (SAM HUNTINGTON), but Marcus gets assassinated shortly after the film opens.

He then returns as an “undead” to help Dylan with his investigations.

The two then set out to salvage whatever they can in the chaotic demon-and-monster planet because a formidable group of monster demolishers intend to extinguish all unearthly objects that go thump in the night.

Expect ghoulish vampires, giant werewolves and angry zombies ravaging in an ugly world that Dylan finds so perplexing.

Alluring Elizabeth (ANITE BRIEM) hires him to probe into her father’s murder by a ferocious werewolf.

Opening up this case exposes him to unexpected life-and-death chases around New Orleans with obnoxious bloodsucking and lycanthropic gang.

He fights for dear life whilst tracking down a mysterious ancient artifact.

Fallen into the wrong hands, this artifact would surely wreak forth an apocalyptic disaster.

It’s a race against time.

The script is meandering and tepid, at times spiced with insipid lines that bring on the yawns.

Through no fault of his own, our ex-superman BRANDON ROUTH is given limited scope to exercise his acting chops.

All he has to do is to run through a gamut of expressions showing disbelief and exasperation.

SAM HUNTINGTON is dreadful when he squeals, rants and bellows like one irritating banshee.

Here’s another case of a film that suffers heavily from a film director’s treatment.

As an escapist film, it can be fairly entertaining if you just move in with the flow.

After all you get to see BRANDON ROUTH ex-Superman again, after a long, forgotten absence.

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