They should have eliminated both characters and made the movie about the little girl.
Blood lust. It's a seductive piece, yet eternally sad possessing a dark poeticism inherent in vampire folklore. The art direction, make-up, score and cinematography are all perfect for the occasion and even the intriguing casting of Pitt, Cruise and Dunst works, all three combining well in a screenplay more interested in exploring character than pushing a strong narrative.
Gorgeous film. Really worth watching a second time. Kirsten Dunst steals the show, she's fucking amazing.
The art direction is magnificent: and then there's everything else. The dialogue is downright copious.I found myself constantly asking : what's at stake? The score is so reactionary it could be a booger.Once Kirstin Dunst enters the movie, it spirals into comedy. And then theres ALL that sexual tension... Was this made by a schizophrenic?
I haven’t read the novel yet but this film really makes we want to. It proves that vampires can be more than boring, awkward, fluffy and sparkling. Neil Jordan shows them as torn and sexy, yet lethal and hungry. Tom Cruise delivers a wonderful performance as Lestat, Brad Pitt’s Louis may be a little flat but nice to look at. Oh River, if only you had been able to be part of this…
This is my most favorite vampire movie of all-time (so far). What makes the movie interesting is how every character has a background and each character has different things that make them. Through this "interview" with the "vampire", we see the eyes through a vampire and his world. We are shown not only experience of the becoming of the vampire but also what the life became of it.
I really enjoy this movie. I really like all the performances, especially the young Kirsten Dunst; her character comes off as frighteningly sophisticated for a girl of her age --which makes perfect sense considering that she's an immortal vampire trapped in a child's body. One of the best vampire movies, in my opinion.
Darkly poetic and very well made. This isn't interested to scare you or bring blood and gore for the sake of it. It's more interested with the characters, and it's a fascinating watch. It is a strange bit of casting, but it somehow works. The effects look great, the production design looks beautiful and Elliot Goldenthal's score is fantastic. This stands as one of the best vampire horror films ever made.