teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] david in fright night)
teyla ([personal profile] teyla) wrote2011-08-21 12:21 pm
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Fright Night

So yesterday I went to see Fright Night with [livejournal.com profile] mind_the_tardis, [livejournal.com profile] sandsdream and [livejournal.com profile] earlwyn.

I loved it.

It was cheesy 80s horror, but it avoided all the horrible cheesy 80s horror tropes as well as it could. Women weren't completely useless, nerds weren't completely oblivious, and it didn't overdo the silly horror effects too much. Not perfect by far, but decent enough to be enjoyable. If you like that kind of thing, that is, of course.

Oh god David. David. Love. His role was the BEST. He was this tall, clumsy man with an enormous attitude badly covering the fear of being rejected, of not being liked, and of failing at being the person he and others want him to be. Sounds super-emo. I'm sure it could be. In the film, it was just silly and ridiculous and endearing.

The part I possibly liked best about Peter Vincent was his relationship with his girlfriend Ginger. It consisted of the two of them cussing each other out and flipping each other off, but secretly being ENORMOUSLY ATTACHED to each other. I want someone to play a Peter to my Ginger. Which I don't have yet, but I'm sure I'm going to have one soon.

Colin Farrel had way too much fun being a vampire. The kid who played the main character actually wasn't horrible. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and want to see it again, so I am going to have to squeeze at least one more, possibly two more theater visits into the remaining days of my stay here in the US. Seeing it with three other fangirls certainly helped.

I'm sure I'd have more thoughts, but I gotta run. Any questions, squee, whatever, feel free to leave them in the comments. :)

[personal profile] smarttalk12 2011-08-21 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I hadn't even realised that Fright Night had been remade. Will have to keep an eye out for it.

[personal profile] smarttalk12 2011-08-27 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
I do like Mr Tenant, he is a very good actor and I would imagine that he does a good job as Peter Vincent.

[personal profile] uruhia 2011-08-21 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
There should always be more silly horror effects.

Also, Blade!Peter Vincent. My brain keeps mulling that idea over and going mmmmmmmmm.
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[personal profile] sirdoctoroftardis 2011-08-22 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you ended up enjoying it. :) I certainly did. I keep mentally comparing it to the original, because it's really interesting how they managed to keep the campy 80s horror vibe but actually successfully update the female roles (which were pretty weak in the original, as I recall) and add in the whole "geek friend" theme.

I still have very few coherent thoughts about David's character other than TOTAL LOVE AND SQUEE and other capslock-y sorts of things. But I am very fond of him playing that sort of vulnerable, slightly silly type of character.

I hope you got back all right and are doing okay today! (Also, as I said in Jasper's post, one day I'll be better at talking. XD I'm getting there. It was still a lot of fun to meet up with you all, though!) Sending you best wishes for the wedding!