Overall this is an alright film to watch, but I think that it has some drawbacks which hinder it.
For starters, I don't think Tom Cruise really works well in the part of Lestat, or as a vampire in general. The only time I felt that he actually fit well was at the very end in the car.
Second, the effects just look a bit naff most of the time. I'm all for toning down on the special effects, but at least make it look like you aren't floating on a wire for the sake of elegance!
On a positive side, I think that Kirsten Dunst was fantastic in her role. (Brad Pitt was generally alright too.) As a book-to-film transition I think it was alright, partly because Anne Rice herself worked on the screenplay, nevertheless it does miss out on parts.
I have to stay away from talking about how this film links up with it's sequel, because it really doesn't very well at all. Even though they link through a common series of books (missing one in between), it is probably better to look at them separately. If you're not a reader of Anne Rice then your opinion will probably be different. ;)
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