Perfect Creature details
|Starring:||Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills, Stuart Wilson, Craig Hall, Robbie Magasiva|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Oct 2007|
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not even close to perfectBy a customer from Munich, Germany , 23 Oct 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]First a confession: I have a weakness for vampire films. There are just a handful that really did it for me (THE HUNGER, THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, FRIGHT NIGHT, THE LOST BOYS, NEAR DARK ), but this genre still intrigues me against my better judgment. So I grabbed the opportunity to see PERFECT CREATURE that comes up with a new concept: vampires were created in genetic experiments in the Renaissance era. The new breed called themselves The Brotherhood, formed a church and put their powers into the services of mankind. They're no evil bloodsuckers - until now. Suddenly people get killed and drained. The Brotherhood sends investigator Silas (Dougray Scott) to collaborate with the local police (led by Saffron Burrows). Together they try to hunt down the killer vampire, while The Brotherhood tries to hush things up. The story takes place in a fictitious city where it always seems to rain (hello SE7EN), the aesthetics is 19th century meets the 1930s, mixed with modern technology (see: DARK CITY). All in all no bad yarn, but Dougray Scott proves again his yawn qualities, and the characters stay two-dimensional in an extend one wished it really was a comic book (where it would be told better). The ending aspires to be the beginning to sequels or a TV series, which seems doubtful. But after all there have been follow-ups to way dodgier genre films. For me it just means waiting for the next good vampire film...maybe 30 DAYS OF NIGHT.
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boringBy a customer from PWLLHELI , 09 Aug 2008switched it off after 30 minutes.
Perfect CreatureBy singhanil (1 review) from Oxford , 19 Jul 2008worthless mmovie.
do not even bother to watch this movie.
I just couldn't be botheredBy jade300998 (10 reviews) from Walsall , 25 Jun 2008I got so far with this film, and then I just couldn't be botherd to go any further. I didn't care how it was going to end, or what was going to happen to the characters. I found it very dull, and really struggled to find anything about it to hold my interest. I was just SO bored.
Better Than expectedBy simon73 (86 reviews) from Lancing , 23 Jun 2008Yet another pleasant surprise
Nice concept with vampires looking out for man kind
nicely shot and a good film all round
just not exceptional
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008There is a problem when your hero must by design show very little emotion. This film fails to capture a sense of right and wrong with the situation it sets up; it dourly explains everything without betraying an interest; the main characters show no sense of connection let alone chemistry; Saffron Burrows emanates her usual mix of the tough and fragile, but Dougray Scott fails to convince in his change of heart (or perhaps it is merely the direction that renders him cold then colder), and Leo Gregory's bad brother has a great sense of menace and intensity but is let down by the most ridiculously wavy Anne Rice dictated hair cut. While the setting is convincing and fascinating, the action feels out of place, and too much of the plot feels too close to Underworld. It also feels slow. Brave attempt but feels mechanical and lacks passion.