Plot: Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
Things I do in watching comedies: sarcastically snort, fondly smile or gallantly chuckle. I never LOL in them (I doubt people laugh out loud as often as the use that abbreviation, but that is another post for another day). My point is: comedies have become too formulaic with humor that they are rarely truly hilarious anymore.
I laughed out loud watching What We do In the Shadows. It is politically incorrect: Vampire Nazis, Vlad the Poker and Viego’s love for Katherine are some of the funniest things I experienced in here. It mocks the hell out of Twilight and I’m pretty sure True Blood with the vampires floating in the air. The New-Zealand accents exacerbate and the fact that we are dealing with vampires, in New Zealand, makes it just funnier. Everyone’s love for Stu but bare tolerance for Nick, swearwolves everywhere and the whole perfection of Vladislav, Viago and Deacon kept me entertained for the hour and a half it ran for. I loved the whole mockumentary style of the movie and how well that told the story.
Some favorite scenes:
Vlad, my favorite vampire of all time:
Probably my second favorite scene and one of the greatest laughs in the movie:
This one is for Zoë:
And then this: The funnest and craziest phrasing I’ve ever come across… LOL!!
What We Do In The Shadows is unique, hilarious and worth a try. You will hopefully shake with laughter. Definitely recommended!
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! I love everything about this review. I love all the scenes you picked, and I love that dark bidding one to death! That’s totally me xD There is just so much awesomeness in this movie, it cannot be denied, and I can LOL in movies, but usually just once or twice. This? Rix and I were howling it was so ridiculous!
Thanks for recommending this. It is the funniest film I’ve seen in ages. I agree with you – a movie can be funny but I won’t literally laugh all the time. This was HILARIOUS though.
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