Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) reviews of Netflix comedy horror flick

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[Total: 71   Average: 2.6/5]
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Vampires vs. The Bronx is a 2020 American comedy horror feature film about a group of teenagers who are forced to protect their neighbourhood from vampires. And gentrification…

Directed by Osmany Rodriguez from a screenplay co-written with Blaise Hemingway, the Broadway Video-Caviar production movie stars Jaden Michael, Gregory Diaz IV, Sarah Gadon and Shea Whigham.

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Release:

Vampires vs. The Bronx will stream on Netflix from October 2nd, 2020.

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

“It’s rated PG-13 but the violence is far less graphic than what you’ll find in Blade, the movie the kids proficiently use as a vampire bible (and their rules hold up). As a comedy-horror, it’s a little light on both, but it’s an easy and enjoyable watch for everyone…” Assholes Watching Movies

“This could have been epic, very funny or scary, but it never does. It plays it too much on the safe side to stand out of the crowd. Also, the ending isn’t that epic, but rather underwhelming. Vampires vs. The Bronx is still entertaining and worth a watch…” Big Horror Guide

“The gentrification topic is relevant and ripe for satire, and Rodriguez mines a few quality chuckles from the material — the line about the blonde white woman who buys organic hummus being “the most formidable creature on earth” struck me as a little too easy, but nonetheless funny, a lot like the rest of the movie. It might not make the most of its potential, but it’s amusing and generally likeable.” Decider

Vampires vs. the Bronx is a light and fun take on an old and familiar story. It’s good for a chuckle but won’t keep you up at night unless there’s been a lot of new traffic lights and Starbucks popping up on your block.” Den of Geek

“Yup no ground is broken here but there is a deeper and more poignant message under the Blade references as the film covertly (well wish) tackles the gentrification of traditionally forgotten urban areas of the United States (a message that extends to the UK and beyond). Really enjoyed this.” Phil’s Quick Capsule Review

” …apart from the important themes, Vampires vs. the Bronx is simple and run-of-the-mill. The comedy is a little too light and it would benefit placing more emphasis on the vampires — it tries to fit too many of the cultural themes to layer the story but it forgets what the audience is wanting — fighting vampires.” Ready! Steady! Cut!

“When the movie allows its teen cast to hit the spotlight, the characters really do shine. There’s a definite attempt to borrow the geeky chemistry from Stranger Things […] Unfortunately, the final stand-off loses some of the initial charm that the early points of this film had in abundance too.” The Review Geek

“Originality is missing from the movie, but it has plenty of great jokes and a whole lot of people you enjoy hanging out with. When a horror-comedy is as agile, charming, and funny as this, everybody wins.” RogerEbert.com

“It’s so predictable that you think the things you pick up on are blatant red herrings. And is it me or half the actors can’t act with vampire teeth on? Anyway, solid performances, great ambiance, and impeccable direction. It’s not particularly violent and, with kids playing the leads, it’s the perfect gateway to horror.” Tales of Terror

” …not only are the vampires emblematic of class tensions, they’re also evidence of how racism props up those systems of social and economic oppression. The vampires are extremely white, and blond to boot […] In Vampires vs. the Bronx, bourgeois white culture is every bit as ravenous as Dracula’s ailing aristocracy because it is its natural successor.” Wired

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Main cast:

Jaden Michael … Miguel Martinez
Gregory Diaz IV … Luis Acosta
Sarah Gadon
Shea Whigham
Method Man
Coco Jones … Rita
Judy Marte … Carmen
Chris Redd
Adam David Thompson … Alexis
Jeremie Harris
The Kid Mero
Imani Lewis … Gloria
Vladimir Caamano … Papo
Germar Terrell Gardner … Slim
Roy Jackson … Officer Sanders

Trailer:

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