Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)
Storyline: The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans.
PG-13, Comedy | Horror | Mystery – To be released in theaters on April 29, 2011 (USA).
Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) early screening voters gave Dylan Dog a rating of 5.5 out of a 10.
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is a new horror/comedy film based on one of the world’s most popular comics (60 million copies worldwide). Brandon Routh stars as Dylan Dog, world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads, “No Pulse? No Problem.” Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans.
Stars: Brandon Routh, Anita Briem and Sam Huntington.
LOCAL COMMENT: C.J. said, “I really liked Sam Huntington on Being Human. His acting is natural and he has great facial expressions. Not so sure about Brandon Routh playing Dylan Dog. The part doesn’t fit him. I can’t get the image out of my head of him acting as Superman. We’ll see….”
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi4273511705/ Official Movie Trailer
http://dylandogdeadofnight.com/ Official Movie Site
SNIPPETS OF REVIEWS (The good, the bad, and mostly the ugly!)
The movie isn’t even close to the comic book and the characters are presented wrong. If you’re not a fan of the books, then it probably doesn’t matter.
In the movie many things are missing: no Groucho (Dylan’s assistant), no inspector Bloch, it’s supposed to be in London, there’s comedy mixed into it when it should be more horror/action/thriller. It seems money played a part in deciding to delete certain aspects out of the comic book when making the movie.
It’s a shame the director ignored or changed the simple details of the story. They might as well have just made a brand new character and started fresh instead of using the Dylan Dog name.
The Dylan Dog comic in Italy is very popular and to so radically change it to make this movie is wrong. People may cringe watching it. View it only if you DON’T know anything about the comic book, otherwise expect to be upset.
Why would the makers of this movie have comedy in it? They must not have read the actual comic book.
Nothing wrong with the actors or even the acting…it’s the fact of the matter-why make a movie of Dylan Dog if it doesn’t offer what people want and expect from the books?
-Here’s a positive remark:- It’s a movie that balances horror/comedy/action parts. Routh was able to play Dylan Dog with respect and passion. Could be a sequel…
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