I should not have expected a lot from this although it IS a Cannes filmfest entry, but it was too artsy for me (Or more aptly, this movie is so hipstery I almost wept…in my sleep).
And it was too profoundly wordy as well that…..zzzzz.
Anyway, I (emphasis on the “I”) bought it because TOM HIDDLESTON AND TILDA SWINTON IS THERE OKAY (more famously known as Loki and the Snow Queen ♥♥♥)
(and with Snow Queen that is definitely NOT Elsa from Frozen)
I am bad at providing summaries (or I am lazy take your pick) so here is one from Metacritic:
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston
Adam and Eve have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Adam, a reclusive underground musician hiding out in the ruins of contemporary Detroit, despairs about human civilization’s decline, and worries about future survival. Eve, who is perhaps 3000 years old to Adam’s 500, takes a longer view of history and is more optimistic. She leaves her home in the ancient city of Tangier to come to his side. As blood has been tainted by the zombies (humans), the formerly immortal Adam and Eve must secure uncontaminated blood from hospitals or they will perish. Eve’s close friend, Christopher Marlowe, is an elder vampire who provides Eve with hospital blood. Adam gets his supply from Dr. Watson, a skittish hematologist who provides safe blood at a price. Adam and Eve’s precarious footing is further threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree and uncontrollable little sister Ava. Unlike Adam and Eve, Ava hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts, and her recklessness concerns Adam.
If you can hear Loki’s ehrm, Tom’s lines on this you will freak out. Unless you are into really deep, philosophical, existentialist shiz. I’m not so fond of long lines and endless conversations so I was already dozing a quarter into the movie.
I did love just watching him though with his bare torso showing most of the time and his “pained musician” vibes all throughout the movie but I suppose Tilda got most of my intention with her unusual white beauty and more positive lines in the film.
It’s not the usual vampire love story we see/read about today that’s mainly targeted on them teen girls swooning over these pale creatures of fiction so I suppose they had that going for them which is nice.
The movie also received good reviews from most people so I suppose my tastes just suck (no pun intended)
You can watch/download the movie if you like and you can tell me your views on it! That might make it more interesting seeing it in someone else’s point of view ^^