The Queen of the Damned (2002) Movie Review

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The Queen of the Damned (2002)

2002 | R | Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Music
101 minutes / 1h 41min

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The Queen of the Damned Plot Synopsis:

After many years of sleeping in his coffin, the vampire Lestat awakens only to find that the world has changed and he wants to be a part of it. He gathers a following and becomes a rock star only to find that his music awakens the ancient Queen Akasha and she wants him to become her king...

The Queen of the Damned (2002) Review

His thirst for life enchanted her. His thirst for fame awoke her. His thirst for power may kill us all. Legendary Vampire Lestat (STUART TOWNSEND) has risen from a decades-long slumber, determined to step out into the light. No longer content with being banished to the shadows, moving among mortals who never truly see him for what he is, Lestat has reinvented himself as the closest thing to a god on Earth: a rock star. The intoxicating lure of his music has snaked its way around the globe, ultimately finding the ear of the slumbering ancient Queen Akasha (AALIYAH) in her crypt beneath the Arctic ice. Mother of all Vampires, Akasha has been resting for centuries, waiting for the right time to rise again and seize dominion over the world. Lestat’s music is the revelation she has been waiting for, and she desires that he rule beside her. But can Akasha be stopped? Her malevolent power may be too great for even the most ancient of the immortal Vampires to combat - she created them, and their survival depends on her own. After all, Akasha is used to getting everything she wants and all she wants is Hell on Earth.

It’s her time. Her place. The wickedly regal Mother of All Vampires is ready again to rule! Aaliyah plays the title role in this stylish shocker based on Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. Stuart Townsend portrays Lestat, the undead antihero previously seen in the movie version of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. This time, Lestat finds acceptance in a tattooed and pierced world. He’s a rock star. And his intoxicating Goth-riffed sound rekindles the desires of all-powerful Akasha.

  • The Queen of the Damned Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.27
  • IMDB: 5.3
  • MetaCritic: 3.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.7

About The Queen of the Damned 2002

Title: The Queen of the Damned
AKA: Queen of the Damned
Year: 2002
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Reviewer: Score: 3 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.13/5 stars from 48,639 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 48,639 MPAA Rating: R
The Queen of the Damned Cast Starring: Bruce Spence, Christopher Kirby, Carrie Eklund, Claudia Black, Tiriel Mora, Carrie Clayton, Alyssa McClelland, Franklyn Ajaye, Stuart Townsend, Joe Manning, Anita Marelic, Lena Olin, Enrico Mammarella, Imogen Annesley, Jo Buckley, Hunter Shepard, Pharaoh Lambert, Vincent Perez, Paul McGann, Marg Downey, Christian Manon, Strawberry Fields, Lisa 'Screamqueen' Lush, Bobby Bright, Antony Neate, Daniel Gardner, Liza Dennis, Conrad Standish, Nathan Hill, Darren Wilson
The Queen of the Damned Writers: Anne Rice, Scott Abbott, Michael Petroni
The Queen of the Damned Director: Michael Rymer
Box Office: $31,000,000
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA, Australia