BLOODRAYNE: THE THIRD REICH (2010) Reviews and overview

 

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BloodRayne: The Third Reich – also known as The Blood Reich: BloodRayne 3 – is a 2010 German-Canadian-American action horror feature film written by Michael Nachoff and directed by Uwe Boll, set in 1943 Europe during World War II.

The movie stars Natassia Malthe as dhampir Rayne, Michael Paré as vampire Nazi officer Ekart Brand and Clint Howard as Doctor Mangler (a play on Dr Mengele).

Plot:

Rayne fights against the Nazis in Europe during World War II, encountering Ekart Brand, a Nazi leader whose target is to inject Adolf Hitler with Rayne’s blood in an attempt to transform him into a dhampir and attain immortality…

Review:

Malthe looks entirely out of place in WW2 and the dialogue is far too modern but if these points bother you, it’s unlikely that you’ll be watching this anyway. There’s a ridiculously melodramatic voice-over, cheesy blood spilling (CGI rendered, natch) and a mix of heavy accents and clumsy acting.

David Flint, MOVIES and MANIA

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Other reviews:

“In Bloodrayne: The Third Reich, Boll’s shots possess all of the grace and artistry that which an entire film comprised of rehearsal takes would enjoy. The actors — people who damn well know they are not going to be receiving any award nominations for their parts here — put in minimal efforts; some don’t even bother with accents, while others appear to have trouble even remembering what an accent is.” Blog Critics

“I could imagine Boll being behind a better Bloodrayne film based in Nazi Germany, I really could. The cast isn’t the issue as much as the script, and the somewhat incoherent direction and editing. Boll haters, here you go. Have a field day.” High-Def Digest

“Fans of massive anachronisms will not just enjoy Rayne’s ridiculous clothes, but also a variety of other absurd historical errors … BloodRayne 3 isn’t absolutely awful – especially if you’re a 15-year-old boy who loves boobs and dead Nazis – and is relatively entertaining at times. Fun whilst drunk, maybe, but crushingly hateful if sober.” Gorepress