Friday, May 14, 2010

Poor Bastards of Cinema: Dracula 2000

A lot of people die for pointless reasons in Dracula 2000, but one of them stands out quite a bit to me...

After the plane holding Dracula and the thieves crashes, a news reporter and her cameraman go to the scene to cover it.  For no real reason, he decides to kill the pair of them.  Why?  It's not like he's hungry, since he's just bitten and/or killed about five people in the last hour!  Anyhow, he bites the woman, turning her into one of his three brides.  The guy, however, just gets killed off because the movie wanted an excuse to show off it's 'Dracula doesn't show up on camera' effects.  Poor guy.

On the plus side, the actor- Shane West- would go on to team up with a vampire woman in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  I wonder if there was any resentfulness.

Up next, a special update in the series focusing on the plight of a Poor Bastard...that's an animal.  Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. I love this scene... has there ever been a LESS professional news reporter? It is ridiculous!!