Movie reivew of the Queen of teh Damned.

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Queen of the Damned

Director: Neil Jordan

Producers: Stephen Wooley and David Geffen

Screenplay: Anne Rice based on her novel

Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot

Music: Elliot Goldenthal

U.S. Distributor: Warner Brothers

Queen of the Damned is one of those movie sequels that weren't meant to be made. If you've seen the predecessor, Interview with the Vampire, you will be disgusted with this movie. This movie is just like all the other pathetic movies out there with no developed plot that's just bombarded with sex and violence.

Aaliyah portrays the evil sexy Queen who ruthlessly kills both humans and vampire, but we don't exactly know why she does it. Stewart Townstend plays Lestat, her right hand man, and lover. He's supposed to be a confused and misguided vampire, but he just comes off arrogant the way he generously gives demonstrations of his amazing capabilities with other impotent vampire.

Lestat woke up the queen from her long sleep with his "beautiful" heavy metal music, with lyrics that exposes the existence of vampires.

Now a band of ancient vampires must stop Lestat from performing at his first concert, thus stopping him from doing anymore damage, and they must also destroy the evil "Mother" Queen (they don't tell us why she's the mother, but I think you can figure it out) who's killing everyone.

There are a lot of sub-plots in this movie that are all linked to the main plot. If you don't understand one plot, you will not understand the rest of the movie. The movie is very confusing. They shouldn't have tried to make two very long books into one movie.

If you've read the first three books of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and The Queen of the Damned),