Monday, 21 December 2015

NC: Narrative and Character: Film Review tasks - Documentary.

The Rules of Documentary

What we do in the Shadows.

Personally I am not a big fan of documentaries. Therefore I simple wish to review the only one that I actually enjoyed watching, which happened to be the one we watched for this lecture section. ‘’What we do in the shadows’’ is a mockumentary documentary about a group of vampires who share a house/flat in New Zealand. This mockumentary takes comedy and fiction to a whole new level. Bringing these out-of-time vampires and throwing them into the real world where they squabble over the dishes and pathetically quarrel with a rival gang of werewolves. This barely seems like a documentary, only when they explain that the camera men have crosses and stakes and practically almost get eaten by a werewolf. The vampires bite a faintly annoying guy, who duly turns into a vampire and wants to hang out with them, and he brings along his best mate, a really nice non-vampire human bloke called Stu. The concept of the whole thing is just out of the world and completely stupid but still very entertaining. It simply is just a film about everything we know about vampires, then about modern day affinities with vampires. 

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