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3.0 out of 5 stars First Try 'Thirst', 2 April 2013
This review is from: Midnight Son [DVD] (DVD)
'Midnight Son' tells of Jacob, a young guy who has to live in isolation and keep away from daylight.

One of the many flaws in this film is that we never really know why, other than he has (and seemingly always has had) a rare skin disorder which leads to his skin blistering almost instantly in sunlight.

For all that this film is a 'slow burner' the time is not spent developing the characters to any depth - the same can definitely be said for the girl he meets (played by Maya Parish); instead it sort of 'plods' along with not enough interest or intrigue to really keep you focussed.

Jacob basically yearns to drink more and more blood as his illness seems to heighten; this leads to many nightime trips to his local butcher (who, no questions asked, seems happy to sell him bags of blood!) and latterly to a local hospital.

If you want to see a genuinely brilliant 'real life of a vampire' film look no further than Chan-Wook Park's 'Thirst' Thirst [DVD] [2009].

If you've seen 'Thirst' like me you'll probably have felt utterly convinced and strangely sad during the fateful final scene. Problem here is that I didn't truly believe in Jacob, his love interest or indeed the situation they were in. Jacob wasn't altogether likeable (in fact his dithering became grating!) and therein lies the major problem; I'm guessing we were meant to feel sorry for him?

For all that 'Midnight Son' isn't terrible and does eventually have a point a combination of its ponderous pace, Jacob's general meekness/indecison and the unconvincing chemistry between the lead characters condemn it to the 'average' category.
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