Monday, December 13, 2004

Vampire's Kiss

Nicolas Cage's character in National Treasure was delightfully wacky, but I really didn't know what I was in for when I downloaded the movie Vampire's Kiss from Movielink tonight. IMDB's trivia page about the movie explains Cage's snotsy accent (which is a relief, because for a while I was thinking he was just a bad actor back in '89), and that's also where I found out that he ate a live cockroach for this movie. The reviewers on Amazon act like Vampire's Kiss is an overlooked gem, but I would've liked this movie better if it were one scene long. There's this great part where Cage is in his psychologist's office freaking out about a misfiled contract, and he screams the entire alphabet at the top of his lungs. That alone was worth watching.

Since I have a one-track mind when it comes to vampire stories, I think this movie would've been a lot more fun if Buffy had shown up in the next scene to put Cage's character out of his misery (and me out of mine).
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