87 min., 2011
Written by Willam Belli/Uwe Boll/Michael Christopher/Lindsay Hollister
Directed by Uwe Boll
My rating: ★★★★
A great spoof that loses steam too fast.
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Our story begins with Blubberella (Lindsay Hollister) waking up and telling us a bit about herself. She is half human and half vampire so that makes her a dhampir. She also tells us that she is a superhero and that she is off to kill some Nazis. We next meet Nathaniel Gregor (Brendan Fletcher) and his (boy)friend Vadge (Willam Belli) who are both part of the resistance. They decide to team up except that Blubberella really has no idea what is going on. We next meet Dr. Mangler (Clint Howard) who has been experimenting on vampires that have been found around the area. He is taken to see the Commandant who has been bitten by Blubberella and he has now acquired the powers of a dhampir. As this is going on we learn a bit more about Blubberella’s past and how poorly her mother treated her, continually telling her how she is nothing special. There also seems to be a bit of a love triangle going on between Nathaniel, Blubberella and Vadge, which is causing problems between Vadge and Blubberella. Blubberella has a dream where Adolf Hitler (Uwe Boll) shows up and they spend some quality time together which causes her to wake up screaming. Will Blubberella’s dream come true or will the resistance and Blubberella be about to defeat Hitler?
The acting in this movie is great. Everyone brings their A game to the table and no one is a letdown. There are two standouts that rise above everyone else. First was Willam Belli. Every time he was on screen and he spoke I just couldn’t help but laugh. His delivery of the dialogue is priceless and dead on. Especially whenever he says anything under his breath, but my favorite is anytime he calls Blubberella bitch. It’s just fucking funny. The other standout was Clint Howard. I’m really not used to seeing him with such a prominent roll (except for Ice Cream Man, and if you’ve never seen it go watch it now. Don’t finish reading the review because it’s not going anywhere.). I’m used to seeing him in the background or only having a bit part but this movie really gives him a great role and he really seems to have a lot of fun with it. In fact every time he is on the screen he really steals all the scenes. He’s just great and completely underused in most movies that he’s in.
The effects are actually pretty cheesy throughout the movie, but then again with this movie being a spoof I would expect nothing less. Some bad practical effects and some really bad CG are what you are going to get from this movie, but it fits and you can actually have fun with it and not grimace in pain when you see them. Take them for what they are and remember the movie that you are watching and it will be fine.
The first thing I want to bring up about this movie is that it is a (as I have read having never seen the original movie) shot for shot spoof of BloodRayne 3 – The Third Reich which is also directed by Uwe Boll. That being said you can expect what you want from this movie. Now my only real complaint about the movie is that after about three fourths of the way through the jokes stop being original (when I say original I mean in this movie) and they just start to recycle them over and over again. The last fourth of the movie just turns into a slog instead of a laughfest that the first three fourths were. Other than that I really have no complaints.
The last thing I want to bring up is Uwe Boll. Now what I really don’t understand is the hatred for Uwe Boll. I’ve seen some of his movies and they aren’t that bad. I’m not saying that they are great or anything like that but man there is a lot of hatred for this guy. I’ve seen a whole lot worse from “better” directors but no one seems to call them on their shit. This goes out to you Uwe. Fuck what everyone else things and keep on making your movies!Have You Read...?