Saturday, October 07, 2006
31 Days of Halloween - Day 7 Movie
I'd heard very mixed things about "Night Watch" (Nochnoi Dozor) (2004), and remember reading that at least one reviewer found it incredibly confusing. They must have been watching a different movie. While the plot of this movie is pretty simply a forces of good vs forces of evil, with supernatural versions of "Star Wars" character arcs, I found that the details are what really made this movie special. It was full of inventive ideas, stunning, original visuals, interesting characters, and didn't assume that it's audience was stupid. I will not go into any story details, but you can imagine it as something like "Night Breed" meshed with "The Doom Patrol" if that helps any. This movie is definitely worth watching. I'm really looking forward to the follow up, "Day Watch" (Duerncy Dozor) (2006), and going to go out and pick up the novel by Sergei Lukanenko.