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So, having gotten a bit of free time to myself last night, I managed to continue with the Video Game Movie Project and finally got around to a screening of BloodRayne 2: Deliverance. As advertised, this was indeed BloodRayne in the old west, with a vampire Billy the Kid. I guess...I guess that's all you really need to know about that. The actress from the first movie actually made a much better BloodRayne, at least if I'm any judge from what I've seen on the game cover art. I've never played the games, but I looked into them a bit and something I found interesting was that both the movies took place in time periods not covered by either of the games, so I guess all four items have more or less unrelated storylines, save that they share a common main character. This is probably the cleanest way to go for screen adaptations, but its certainly a much easier (read: more plausible?) thing to pull off with such a long-lived character as Rayne. In any case, the movie really wasn't anything to write home about. It didn't seem to suffer from the same pacing issues as the first movie, which at least made it less of a chore to watch, but it also was just...well, on the bland side. Not even the absurdity was that interesting; it was just kind of generically nonsensical. But, so it goes. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think that, all things considered, the first movie was actually a better job. This isn't saying a whole hell of a lot for either film, though. So I think that closes up the BloodRayne series. Next up is a couple Resident Evil films. I'm skipping the first one since I've already seen it, but I'm all set to start checking out the sequels. Onward!
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Happy St. Patrick's day, everybody!