THE PLOT THUS FAR
Half-vampire, half-human, Rayne hides in the shadows slaughtering vampires and those that get in her way. In 1943 Europe, during World War II, Rayne faces her greatest foe, a growing army of undead Nazi soldiers led by Ekart Brand, a top Nazi official turned day-walker. Rayne must team up with a group of resistance fighters to defeat Brand and his vampire army before they reach Berlin to grant Hitler immortality.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
In this action adventure spun off from a video game, half-human, half-vampire rebel spirit Rayne is pitted against a dark evil from another time — a squad of undead Nazi warriors trying to inject Adolf Hitler with Rayne’s blood to make him immortal. Set in the period of the 1940’s, during World War II, you are wondering why the Germans in the movie are all speaking English. I hate that in movies, get into character and have the Germans speak German. It just works on a grander scale. Having them speak semi-broken English with a flatulent accent, not so much. That really brought the movie down a notch for me.
I’m not expecting a big story from this type of movie but I need something. It has no story whatsoever. The characters are badly written, I had no sympathy with any of them. There are some random sex scenes which I like, but it was freakin’ pointless. I mean okay, put in some sex, yeah that’s great, the lead actress has great tits but that’s about it. Like at the ending of the movie where Brendan Fletcher and that chick started to have sex. Something else that brought down the movie, was Rayne’s costume. Now, sure it was stunningly hot and sexy. But this is the 1940’s, no one wore that kind of outfit back then, vampire or human! That was just over the top, and it really brought the movie down. It was out of place and time! Don’t just have a costume in a movie because it looks hot, it is just too lame! As for the German’s costume, well hats off for that, lots of nice touches and details there. So that worked well enough.
The DVD comes with a digital copy and a ton of featurettes. There’s a commentary track with Uwe Boll where he tries to explain the intent behind his BloodRayne series, but it keeps coming across as a blithering idiot trying to reconcile reality with delusion. I can’t see how the Blu-Ray would improve upon the transfer, as the base cinematography has a narrow field of vision. Almost all background action is obscured by scenes of heavy combat and the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. In the end, I’d only recommend a rental for the people that like to make fun of Boll movies.