Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
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It probably isn't fair to compare Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Motion Picture with the iconic TV series of the late 90s-early 2000s, but sometimes life isn't fair. The TV show ended up being funnier, more exciting and more well thought-out, sometimes as if the movie was held as an example of how not to do it. But even taken on its own, it's got problems. The pace is way off, even sluggish, particularly where action is concerned. The broad physical humor is distracting (nowhere more so than in Paul Reubens' extended death scene), and while I don't dislike Kristy Swanson's take on the character as someone actually more clever than she lets on, she nevertheless gets the dialogue of a joke book dumb blonde from a joke book (Clueless would do all of this, sans vampires, 3 years later). Rutger Hauer is wasted as a too-easily defeated main villain. You might watch it to see young stars before they got bigger, but otherwise, the joys are few and far between.
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