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- Buffy is an air-head cheerleader who is chosen by a guy named Merrick to fend the world of Vampires. When Merrick first informs Buffy that she is the "chosen one," she thinks he's crazy, but then strange things begin to happen. First, Buffy's friend Cassandra and many other kids form her school turn up missing and are later found "dead" with bite marks on their necks. After many other strange ocurrences, Buffy then realizes that those bite marks were made by vampires, and that they really are out there. She comes to to horrifying truth that she is the "chosen one."
- Buffy Summers has the lifestyle any young woman could want. Cheerleading, dating the captain of the basketball team, and copious amounts of time spent shopping with friends. She had no idea of her true calling until a mysterious man named Merrick approached her and told her that she is the Slayer; one woman called to defend the world from vampires. Reluctant to concede to the fact, Buffy soon learns that Merrick speaks the truth and so begins to take her new life seriously while trying to maintain the sense of normality her life had once been. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike, who knows very well the terrors that have arisen. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy.
- Blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda... something about it being totally unfair to compare and contrast the film and television versions of this particular property because they are quite different beasts and aspire to meet different tones and aesthetics. Insert a comment about how the film was clearly going for a more campy, comedic riff that interpreted Joss Whedon's script in a more light-hearted fashion and should be allowed to stand on its own. Drone on a bit about how one can like both the film and the series, or even appreciate and prefer the film for its own unique take on the material. Yakkity-yak.<br/><br/>Well, I really don't agree. I think one can definitely compare the two forms that "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" appeared in during the 90's. And it goes without saying... the series was the better version. By quite a wide margin. It's a contemporary classic and not only one of the finest television franchises to emerge in the past twenty years... but arguably one of the best shows of all time. With a great self- aware but still spooky and tension-filled tone, ideal casting and top- notch writing for the most part, the series was about as perfect as can be.<br/><br/>The film? Well, it's a bit of an interesting failure. There's a lot to enjoy here, and it's fun to see a slightly more whimsical and campy variation of the iconic character. But it's far too uneven for its own good and ends up an entertaining but incredibly mediocre experience.<br/><br/>Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson) is your typical snarky, privileged Los Angeles valley-girl high-school cheerleader. She loves shopping, talking back and her clique of preppy friends more than anything else. So you can imagine her surprise when a mysterious man called Merrick (Donald Sutherland) informs her that she is "The Slayer"- a chosen one gifted with superhuman strength and reflexes who is destined to do battle with the forces of darkness- most notably vampires. Now, she is forced to begin training to fight the hordes of evil that begin descending upon her town, including the vile and cruel Lothos (Rutger Hauer), a vampire king who seeks to destroy her.<br/><br/>Honestly, I didn't mind the casting and I felt for the most part they were great choices for their respective roles. Being the first person to tackle the role before it was later perfected, Swanson makes for an amusing if not sometimes grating lead in Buffy, and if you can get past the handful of moments where she's totally unlikable, you'll end up being invested enough to stick with her. Sutherland and Hauer both add a sense of class to the film and inject some much-needed elegance. I also quite enjoyed the key moments where Hauer is allowed to ham it up a bit. Given the film's more comedic leaning, it works adequately. And supporting roles by the likes of Luke Perry and Paul Reubens also round out the supporting cast quite nicely- especially Reuben's as Lothos' second- hand man Amilyn. He's flippin' brilliant in the part and has one stand-out scene that I won't spoil- but suffice to say will have you rolling on the floor with laughter.<br/><br/>Directorial duties are handled by Fran Rubel Kuzui, who does a fairly decent job visually, but can't quite find the right balance between humor, horror and drama. She does well enough with the action, but is perhaps a bit in over her head with the mythology that is being presented, playing it up a bit too much for laughs in moments that should be serious. Thought often the gags do land well enough to illicit a laugh at least. It's a competent shot, but aiming for the wrong target.<br/><br/>And this goes beyond direction. The film feels at odds with itself from time to time, and I can't help but feel key decisions were made that were to the detriment of the story and characters. Story goes that the film was repeatedly re-written during production by everyone from the producers to the director to the cast, and it kind of shows. There are hints of writer Joss Whedon here and there, but it feels watered- down and made all the more bland. Heck, at times it even seems contrary to itself- a prime example being the fact that the film tries to build- up Buffy as the opposite of the classic damsel, yet she has to be bailed out repeatedly by the men in her life during action set-pieces. It cheapens the whole experience. Sure, have it happen once, maybe twice... but I counted at least three times she had to be saved by men in the film. The story suffers because it feels quite fractured by the muddled tone and some issues with the pacing and structuring that I can only assume is from the re-writes and subsequent re-edits to play up the laughs. It's just pretty darned sloppy, and comes across as incredibly and irritatingly uneven far too often. They took it too far towards the light and took away too much of the darkness. It lacks purpose and impact.<br/><br/>Still, it got a few laughs out of me. And I can see people enjoying it to one extent or another. Does it match the ideal quality of the television series that followed five short years later? No. It doesn't even come close. But is it a terrible film? Not really. It's pretty much mediocre by any stretch, but watchable and fun in a campy way. My suggestion? Watch the show first. And then check out the film if you're interested in seeing the character done in a completely different manner.<br/><br/>I give the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" movie a middle-of-the-road 5 out of 10.
- Looking for a real representation of 1990s air-head valley girl culture? Look no further than "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Whereas "Clueless" constituted something really clever, this one is just plain pathetic. Buffy (Kristy Swanson) spends as much time as possible at the mall and remains totally unaware of the rest of the world. Yes, I know, the comedy involves the fact that this mildly sarcastic SoCal teenage girl has to battle vampires. Maybe there is some humor in that. But as far as I'm concerned, looking at the overall idea behind this movie, Sam Raimi's "Army of Darkness" was much cooler. This is one that you watch for a completely hedonistic, silly space-out. Otherwise, it was a real step down for Donald Sutherland (especially since he had appeared in Oliver Stone's "JFK" just the previous year).<br/><br/>Also starring Luke Perry, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Rutger Hauer, Hilary Swank, Stephen Root, and Ben Affleck in a small role.
- Actress Kristy Swanson provides the ideal combination of energy and comic disdain that characterize a most unlikely savior. While it would be a mistake to oversell Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the sad and/or happy truth is that you could do worse on a warm summer night. A lot worse. [31 Jul 1992, p.1]
- In the film Buffy is a senior, while she is a sophomore by the start of the TV series. She lives with a neglectful mother while in the show, her mother is thoughtful and careful even though Buffy becomes the distant one, due to her Slayer routine (Joyce comments in the series that she's not the 'social butterfly I used to be').<br/><br/>In the movie vampires can fly or at very least levitate, don't transform into 'vamp-face' and they don't 'dust' when killed as they do in the TV series (the special effects simply didn't exist yet). In the movie Buffy's vamp-sense is more pronounced whilst in the series she largely relies on her 'keen fashion sense' perhaps it is more intense shortly after a Slayer inherits her powers. There is no indication that Faith, Kendra or any of the other Slayers we meet have the Slayer birthmark Merrick refers to. Merrick refers to himself constantly being reincarnated, if so this appears to be something unique to him as in the series being a Watcher is a family tradition. The movie is much more overtly Christian than the series with Buffy declaring 'I am his (Christ's) sword', possibly a scene rewritten by Donald Sutherland given Joss Whedon's self-professed atheism. No, she just experiences the past memories of the other Slayers who came before her in first person, seeing their experiences through her eyes. According to the Buffy]/i] comics he and Buffy split up in Vegas, as he fears he will endanger her if she has to be constantly worrying about his safety rather than concentrating on Slaying. He makes a return several issues later, for the "Note from the Underground" uncanonical story arc set between seasons Six and Seven. He comes to Sunnydale and rescues a felled Buffy from a horde of demons, which makes clear for him that, in addition to vampires, such creatures also exist.<br/><br/>This comics, however, are not considered canon and Pike is never mentioned throughout the television series. The Buffy episode "Normal Again" suggests that Buffy Summers is a schizophrenic in a mental hospital and her being the Slayer is simply a hallucination caused by her illness. This means that her delusion starts during the Buffy movie when she first meets Merrick and ends with the last scene of the TV series where she destroys Sunnydale, defeats her 'demons', triumphs over the ultimate evil (symbolicaly represented by herself) and is told from now on she must 'live like an ordinary person', Buffy regaining her sanity once more after 7 years, still only 23. <br/><br/>Another theory is that both Asylum Buffy and Sunnydale Buffy are real and have some sort of psychic link across the dimensions which drives Asylum Buffy crazy. After the end of the TV series Buffy is only one of thousands of Slayers so her calling no longer dominates her life, allowing Asylum Buffy to regain her sanity in her early 20s and for both to live a more or less ordinary existence. d6a2afd33b
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