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‘Blood Line’ (2020) Netflix Movie Review - Unintentionally Funny Vampire Drama

Blood Line hilariously fails at even basic plot writing and filmmaking. So it predictably falls head first trying to do the saturated vampire genre any justice

Ishita Chatterjee - Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:56:01 +0000 4114 Views
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In the opening 15 minutes of the movie, there's a scene where the husband and wife argue over how their newly turned vampire son needs blood and so they need to get him a mouse. The scene is ridiculous and yet is played completely straight so you can't help but laugh. And this is just the beginning of the weird ridiculousness.


In a top shot, we see the mother eating actual food while the rest three drink blood. And by drink, I mean that they pour blood into their deep bottom plates and then use a spoon to scoop it up. It's just hilarious and as said above, it's presented completely seriously.


The premise is simple, a couple's twin sons get into an accident. One recovers while the other remains bedridden and unconscious. To bring him back to life, he gets injected with vampire blood. This makes him turn into a bloodsucker who isn't human. Initially, the parents plan on keeping him in check, but they utterly fail in doing that. Also, where did the dad get the vampire blood from forms another mystery?


To be fair to the film, the initial 10 mins are intriguing as I was curious to know what happened and why. But the film is ultimately a failure on every level. The plot is paper thin and so are the characters. The film inspires no intrigue and no curiosity, as such, even with a short runtime of 1 hr and 21 mins, I struggled to pay attention to it. 
To make matters worse, there's almost no music and the sets are bare except for the bare minimum of chairs, tables, and such. It doesn't make the film seem unsettling, instead, it made me think that the budget must have been very tight. However, the low budget doesn't explain the shoddy writing. The film doesn't even offer a sliver of anything new.


It follows all the vampire tropes- can't see themselves in a mirror, can't eat anything except fresh blood, can't go out in the sunlight, etc. Also, we are never explained- how did this couple know about the existence of vampires? And why did the vampire even agree to do what they wanted?


But it is the actors who are somehow the worst part of it all. All of them are expressionless cardboard, especially the twin boys. It doesn't matter whether the one-dimensional plot calls for them to show anger, hatred, or love, every scene is delivered by them in the same monotonous voice with empty eyes. However, it is thanks to their failed attempt to emote that the film becomes so unintentionally funny to watch.


Overall, Blood Line isn't worth a watch. You are better off watching Twilight than this.


Final Score – [2/10]
Reviewed by - Ishita Chatterjee
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Publisher at Midgard Times

 

 

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