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    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Rated:R
    Stars:George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino
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    I didn't know much about this movie before I saw it, only the limited TV ads, so for the first 30 to 45 minutes of the movie, I wasn't sure what I was watching. This movie appeared to be about a police chase in Texas through the eyes of the fugitives. Okay, somewhat intelligent, very gory. I think I understand this movie.

    The next thing I know, the two bad guys and their abducted family of hostages in a motor home find themselves across the Mexican border in a nightclub called the Titty Twister. Okay, pretty meaningless with quite a bit of nudity (not like that's a bad thing... :) but I felt there had to be a reason for all this. All of a sudden, all the dancers and bar bouncers morph into vampires. As if it were the most normal thing in the world, the the bikers and truckers in the nightclub start driving stakes into the dancers. Okay, sure. It's like, "Ah, crap, Martha. It's them damned vampires again. Go grab that pool cue while I flip this table over and skewer them on the legs."

    So what you have is a lot of vampires jumping around and biting people, and a lot of bikers and truckers trying to jab them with sticks. Yeah. I should have seen that coming. I'm sure that this has happened to everyone at some time or another. You're enjoying a bottle of whiskey, then vampires start trying to suck your blood. That sounds perfectly natural. Sheesh.

    This movie lacks any intelligent story whatsoever. What a waste of special effects. I can believe anyone would like this movie. If it's any indication, probably the best part of the whole film is George Clooney's cool tattoo. So if you really like seeing vampires explode you'll just love this movie, as the vampires do explode very nicely. The other 99.994% of the population should avoid this flick altogether. It's just ill-conceived and badly written.

     
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