Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

DVD - 2001
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A popular California high school girl is selected by a mysterious old man to kill the vampires that are terrorizing Los Angeles. Although it could put a serious crimp in her shopping, Buffy takes on the ghouls with the help of a handsome drifter, and incurs the wrath of the chief vampire!

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PeaceFinger
Nov 26, 2019

GIMME A W! GIMME A T! GIMME A F! WHAT DO YOU GOT?
or JOSH WHEDON STRIKES A BLOW FOR FEMALE LEAD FILM AND NEVER STRAYS FROM ARCHETYPES SET BY HIS OPPRESSIVE MALE OVERLORDS...
Whedon's flagship & labour of love; albeit, in a sanitised rendition, with a great supporting cast that companion's some worthy work from Swanson in the lead. Balanced yet some dragging in the script, worth a watch if nothing else, for Reubens' scenes.
Compared to the series, which "allowed" Whedon to develop the character as he had always envisioned, it does have it's limitations... it is only ninety plus minutes. Some things are better in small doses, and this is the arguement for Whedon being one of those things.

ArapahoeTina Oct 24, 2019

I you haven't watched this in, oh say a decade, it's time for a Buffy refresher! So campy and silly, but packed with girl power and great performances.

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KellieGill
Apr 07, 2019

I watched this with a level of apprehension, worried that it wouldn't hold up to my initial memories 20+ years after first viewing it.

Delightfully, my worries were unfounded. It's just as campy, funny, and quote-worthy as I remember.

SaraLovesBooks Dec 05, 2016

The movie that started it all. It's a fun, if cheesy first outing of the Valley cheerleader turned vampire slayer. This movie has a lot going for it, but it is uneven in its directing. Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, David Arquette, and Hilary Swank were enjoyable in their roles, but the true gem was Pee-Wee himself, Paul Reubens. Reubens's take on the vampire Amilyn was the only character where I could see the snarky humor and underlying menace of characters from the tv show. Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer, both great actors in their own right, were wasted here. I don't think they could figure out whether they were supposed to take their material seriously. I know there were a lot of behind-the-scenes issues with this film, where the producers and director didn't understand what Joss Whedon was actually trying to do, which lead to a strange, uneven mix in the material. Again, Paul Reubens was the only actor who spoke to Joss Whedon about how to play the character, and it shows in how that character could easily have come from the tv show. The others, not so much. However, for all of that, the movie is enjoyable, if more on the comic side of things from the tv show.

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forever_ice17
Mar 04, 2015

I miss the gang. Buffy is nothing without her gang.

BORIGORDITO Jul 25, 2012

it iz cool n funi but im more of fan of da tv series more

aaa5756 Oct 26, 2011

C+ DVD

bookmaster5000 Apr 05, 2010

This is the movie that the tv show was based on and it is completely different! This movie is hilarious with its snappy dialogue and tongue-in-cheek action. Buffy finds that her cheerleading lifestyle just isn’t the same when people start dying because of vampires. Much to her displeasure she turns out to be the chosen one, and accused of having a hairy mole, blech! Paul Reubens is also in this movie as an evil vampire henchman that just won’t die! Staff picks 2010.

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ArapahoeTina Oct 30, 2019

Buffy? What's your sitch? You're acting like the thing from another tax bracket. It's too weird.

ArapahoeTina Oct 30, 2019

"Does the word 'duh' mean anything to you?"

ArapahoeTina Oct 30, 2019

"All I wanna do is graduate from high school, move to Europe, marry Christian Slater, and die.“

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RagnarH
Jan 08, 2013

RagnarH thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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