Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bitten and a Fun Fact About the Math Mage

4 of 6 viewers "Liked" "Bitten" (2008, Canada)
Here's what the citizens of the Overlook Theatre had to say:

The Great Hornito - "This is definitely Jason Mewes best performance, which means he was slightly above average. This vampire movie was really a pleasant surprise. If someone would have described this movie to me I would have never watched it. The acting and the over the top music every situation really made this entertaining and worth watching." - 3 1/2 Stars

Ice Giant - "Jason Mewes at his best." - 2 Stars

Unicorn Slayer - "Visually, save cheap contacts, it was intriguing, but the plot is a leftover casserole of expected vampire film scenes. Poor acting was only made bearable by the one good actor and only likable character, Rog. Poor acting, sub par plot, and pathetic, reversed romantic themes of wounded birds and savior complexes." - 2 Stars

Huntress - "I was ready to hate this movie, just based on the cover. Although the acting usually solidified that feeling, the camp and novelty mixed with a couple of fitting story aspects made this a fun movie (with the right people)." - 3 Stars

Math Mage - "Jay manages to be out acted in every scene he's in" - 3 Stars

Lord Battle - "This film starred Jason Mewes, the fact it's watchable is a success, even if the supporting character Roger totally steals the show." 3 Stars

The Overlook Theatre Final Rating*
I purchased "Bitten" at FYE for $2 on sale for $1.33 or something, at the time I was sure this was a waste of money, but the DVD came with a really nice slip cover and I am a hopeless collector. To my surprise the movie was not a totally pos, in fact the first scene offers some very noir shadow play backed by a very amateurish John Carpenter-esk theme, this was a thousand times better than what I was expecting.

Now with that said this film is far from great, if you couldn't tell from the citizens' tagline reviews the acting is a major issue and the plot is far from inspired. Still this is a soft core vampire flick staring Jason Mewes.

After the credits roll, stick around for a scene that kinda puts a weird spin on the whole film, this is kinda important when trying to figure out how the hell vampires work in this strange world, but don't expect any real answers.

Lastly if you're wondering why this film made the big screen here at the Overlook, it's not because of any overlooked artsy theme or deep relevant notion but simply because I wanted to hear the Math Mage's commentary as the film played (which wasn't much). Math Mage tends to work his thought process out-loud and during a screening this would normally be annoying but somehow he manages to do so very respectfully and it really is very entertaining.
- Lord Battle

*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not effect the rating. 

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