A ways back, someone posted a link to the trailer for this movie, and I had been waiting for a long time, searching moviefone, for when it was going to show here, in the states.
The brief description of the movie was a age old battle between light and dark, was called to a hold because they realized it was a stalemate. each side appointed a group to watch the other. The Nightwatch, was the light, watching the dark people. The Lightwatch, yea you got it, was the Dark watching the Light.
So wandering around family Video the other night with the GF, I saw it. I was like WOW, i have to get it. The trailer looked awesome.
So I sat down to watch it, and noticed it was dubbed. I started looking through the voice tracks. English, Spanish, French. Hmm...Wheres the Russian voice track? Oh well. English it is. Apparently, after talking to someone else who has seen the movie there IS a version with the Russian voice track somewhere.
The opening sequence, is a man who goes to visit a gypsy about his significant other. She's leaving him, and he's thinking about putting a curse on her. After some discussion he agrees. then come in the Nightwatch. Everything slows down for him, the woman in the air, moving in slow motion, shes calling to her familiars to help her. the man falls to the ground, and hear some other voices. he turns to see two men holding the woman down. Suddenly out of nowhere this blonde woman pokes her head into the door of the apartment, her eyes go cat eyes, and she jumps into the kitchen to stop the woman.
Theres some stuff I left out so as not to really spoil anything. As well as so not to ruin some of the really cool stuff about this movie. its filmed with some interesting CGI affects. it has a great story about the good vs evil, and someday one will be born who will choose a side and tip the scale. The prophecies say he will choose Dark. its a cool story of how Light feels they are doing the right thing, yet, to some it appears they are no better than the Dark people.
The story was good. The acting didnt seem to bad, though I wish I had the Russian voices. The action sequences were pretty cool as well. Fight scenes involving "The Gloom" which is like a in between world that you can only be in for brief periods of time, before the environment actually starts to attack you.
This movie is supposed to be a 3 part series if I remember right. it had a good story, it was told well. I wish we would have gotten to see more about the powers of different sides. Really all we got in this one, was some vampires. Which they have on both sides. Some shapeshifters, which I have to admit were pretty cool. I think i really expected one thing from the trailer, and got a more serious story. Which was cool. i recommend this movie.
If i had to rate it on a 1-10 scale. I would say prolly a 7.5