Fantastic take on the vampire genre
- The Transfiguration review by Koppert79
The Transfiguration will be marmite to viewers. In a way thi is the manifestation of the vampire mythology superimposed on American impoverished ghetto culture.
Smart indie flick that stays with you. A gem of independent cinema, many hate it, I thought it was genius
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So-so African-American Gheto take on the vampire genre with massive plot hole + tired ending
- The Transfiguration review by PV
The first thing to say about this movie is that it has a MASSIVE plot hole. No spoilers, just 2 words to ponder: "DNA TESTING".
But if you can look beyond that, this is a slow but clever movie, not a horror really more a psychological case study which is what made it interesting.
I appreciate inter-racial relationships are still deeply controversial in the USA, way more than the UK; and also the US has 12 or 13% blacks who have lived there for centuries; the UK has 4% blacks mostly here from 1950s on (16% total ethnic but half that is south Asian, 1% Chinese, the rest Mixed Race etc). I get very annoyed when Brits and diversity campaigners demand more black faces on screen because, well, they're now over-represented! Remember, the UK is only 4% black as a whole.
Anyway, this is a neat little film, showing the awful ghetto culture of the largely black projects in the USA - this time New York; it was Baltimore in The Wire. More a TV film than a cinematic movie.
I particularly liked the retro 1970s-style synthy soundtrack.
The ending is unnecessary - the film could and should have ended sooner.
But that DNA TESTING plot hole really niggles. So 3 stars.
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