The Breed (2001) Movie Review

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The Breed (2001)

2001 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
91 minutes / 1h 31min

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The Breed Plot Synopsis:

In the distant future vampires have come out of the shadows and tried to live among people as a special and peaceful breed. When a series of murders happens, a cop and his vampire colleague are assigned to arrest a dark figure who tears the throat of the victims and strains their blood off.

The Breed (2001) Review

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.

  • The Breed Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.81
  • IMDB: 4.7

About The Breed 2001

Title: The Breed
Year: 2001
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Reviewer: Score: 2.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.4/5 stars from 2,464 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,464 MPAA Rating: R
The Breed Cast Starring: William Hootkins, Bokeem Woodbine, Bai Ling, Adrian Paul, Ming Lo, Barna Illyés, John Durbin, Barna Illyés, John Rado, Péter Halász, Soma Zámbori, Erzsebet Bodor, Lajos Szücs, Antal Leisen, Zsolt Sáfár Kovács, Norbert Növényi, Soma Zámbori, Jake Eberle, Lajos Szücs, Péter Halász, Zsolt Sáfár Kovács, James Booth, Dianna Camacho, Paul Collins, Szonja Oroszlán, Debbie Javor, Imre Csuja, Reed Diamond, Erzsébet Bodor, Zen Gesner
The Breed Writers: Christos N. Gage, Ruth Fletcher
The Breed Director: Michael Oblowitz
Language: English, German
Country: USA, Hungary