The Breed (2001) is an action-adventure horror movie that was filmed in Budapest, Hungary and Tura, Hungary. Director Michael Oblowitz (The Traveler (2010), Out for a Kill (2003), The Foreigner (2003)) failed at executing this movie to its full potential. The screenplay was nicely done although it had some plot holes but then again what movies does not have plot holes. The movie contains sexual content, nudity, violence, frightening scenes, suspense, vampires, drama, bad language, gore and alternate realities.
Detective Stephen Grant (Bokeem Woodbine - Ray (2004), Total Recall (2012), The Rock (1996), Devil (2010)) and his partner investigates some strange murders. A pale looking man dressed in black killed his partner and threw Stephen out of the window. The odd pale man was not hurt by any of the bullets shot at him and climbed up the wall in a way that cannot be done by humans. Stephen soon learns that vampires are real after his boss introduced him to Aaron Gray (Adrian Paul - Highlander (1992), Highlander: Endgame (2000), Highlander: The Source (2007), Eyeborgs (2009)) who is an officer and a vampire. The police vampires are trying to find the bad vampires that are responsible for the mass murders of innocent victims. Stephen and Aaron are helped by vampire officer Lucy Westenra (played by Bai Ling - The Crow (1994), Anna and the King (1999), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), Three… Extremes (2004)). The movie reeled me in after Stephen and Lucy became lovers, and the humans have a virus that will kill all vampires and leave the human race safe. How will Stephen reacts to this virus that could destroy his lover. What will the vampires do if/when they learn of the virus?
The virus was made by the humans as a weapon in case the humans and vampires cannot coexist. The movie had great potential, but I think the low budget was a major factor in why it did not do so good. I liked it but not to the point where I will watch it again. I think other vampire lovers might find this movie interesting as it gives us a new story feel/look on vampires. The set was great, but the graphics were terrible. The movie seem like it was gearing toward the Matrix feel during the fighting scenes. I would watch this movie again if there were a remake with a high budget. There is great movies out there with low budgets, but this movie did not make the cut.
About The Breed (2001)
Starring: William Hootkins, Bai Ling, Bokeem Woodbine, Adrian Paul, Ming Lo, John Durbin, Barna Illyés, Jake Eberle, Zen Gesner, István Göz, Brandy Miller, Donte Calarco, John Rado, Erzsebet Bodor, Antal Leisen, Norbert Növényi, Soma Zámbori, Lajos Szücs, Zsolt Sáfár Kovács, Péter Halász, Dianna Camacho, James Booth, Szonja Oroszlán, Paul Collins, Imre Csuja, Debbie Javor, Reed Diamond
Director: Michael Oblowitz
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