movie: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
starring: Kristy Swanson, Rutger Hauer
plot: A teenager is told that she is the only one on the planet who can stop the wave of vampires from destroying the world.
This is by far one of my all time favourite movies. I was in high school when it first came out, and my friends and I went to the cinema to see it three times.
It was so different for the time it came out. This was pretty much the first thing in over a decade to have a really strong female lead in the horror(ish) genre.
You have to wonder, if this original film hadn't of been done as a lighter comedy, would Joss Whedon have been as driven to re-do the story with a more darker tone, giving us what would become the hit show?
At first glance Hauer doesn't seem like the big bad vampire type, (he would go on to play a vampire a few times over the years as well as having been part of Anne Rice's original mold for Lestat) but after you've watched the movie all the way through, you get the sense of what he could bring to Lothos.
what do i think i learned from this film?
It's about living up to your true potential and having the courage to be yourself.