Thursday, January 9, 2014

Vampiress Review: The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice

The Gist: A female vampire enlists the help of a collector of ancient artifacts in order to help her find a chalice which resurrects dead vampires. 

Clarification: Originally this was a basic cable movie which aired on the TNT network in 2008 and is part of a trilogy of movies starring network television stars Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtain based on a set of novels.  Basically this is a basic cable "Indiana Jones" making an otherwise boring job into an action hero.  In this case it's about the Librarian attempting to stop of group of Russian mobsters from resurrecting Dracula.

Selling Point: The movie is actually pretty enjoyable.

Female Vampire Factor: As the story goes Flynn (The Librarian) is having lady problems and goes to New Orleans for a vacation after he has a dream about a beautiful woman who leads him there.  Once he gets there he sees the same woman from his dream singing at a club.  From there they sleep together and eventually go off looking for the Chalice together but only after she reveals herself to be a vampire and he gets over how freaked out he initially is about it. 

Stana Katic (Simone Renoir)
Simone is a 403 year old vampire from France who's goal in her unending existence is to find the vampire that turned her and get her revenge.  She's a very playful vampire who doesn't feed on live humans but instead depends on blood bags.   Her attraction to Flynn stems from his resemblance to the fiance she had prior to turning and for that is extremely loyal to him often doing whatever she can to protect him. 

She is definitely the perfect girlfriend, sexy, french accent and a sense of humor which includes fanging out for fun.  Without spoiling it too much poor Flynn pretty much gets dicked over at the end for lack of a better word.  This is one of those "Better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" flicks (don't get me wrong it's a basic cable action flick not a romance) but still, what's the point of getting seduced by a hot vampire who's supposed to be immortal if shes not going to stick around.  Anyway the film gets a Vampire Beauty rating of 3 out of 5.  The whole thing is pretty much about Simone and as I mentioned she's an easy vampire to fall for.

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