Time it is not cut ensuring that ‘Interview with the vampire’ “It’s the best reboot of a fantasy saga this season”. ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’? ‘The House of the Dragon’? No, ‘Interview with the Vampire’. The new AMC series that updates Anne Rice’s novel adapting it to current times, Go for a seductive gay gothic romance laden with excess without shyness. “‘Interview With The Vampire’ puts a compelling spin on that familiar world, so it comes out on top in the face of something that’s taking a toll on ‘House of the Dragon’ and especially ‘Rings of Power'”.
“This series takes the opportunity to improve against an inferior adaptation and is really funsomething that was inherent in the genre before it started winning Emmys and Oscars and decided to shoulder the slab of prestige”continues Judy Berman for said North American media. “In times when so many important projects based on big ‘brands’ are developed focusing on their target audience to the point of insipidity, it’s refreshing to meet one who takes wild chances hitting the target, in most cases. Watching a good fantasy series should feel like stopping time, like being swayed by the influence of a charismatic monster, like falling in love”something that this television fiction would achieve.
Contrary to the aforementioned enthusiasm of Time, SlashFilm points out that although ‘Interview with the Vampire’ “it is quite interesting from an aesthetic point of view, and has some very good things, ultimately, does not get to anything deeper. It’s an empty reboot that attempts to modernize its core concept to reflect our current society, only to end up seeming retrograde at times. Fans of Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ might jump on the bandwagon, but anyone unfamiliar with the source material will probably find no reason to continue watching it. If it can’t do that, despite being made to attract new fans with an updated story, what’s the point?.
For his part, Dave Nemetz of TVLine confesses to having fallen under the spell, but has his doubts about the projection of a series that is “grandly melodramatic and genuinely haunting with a sumptuous visual style”noting that his drama “It gets absurd at times. As much fun as it is to watch ‘Interview With the Vampire’ go off the rails, [hay que mencionar que] sometimes it gets lost in its excess, with exaggerated and noisy screaming matches that line the camp. It is slightly reminiscent of the savage bloodlust of ‘Hannibal’, but it is not as refined as that bloody masterpiece was. Even so, this series manages to find moments of beauty in the midst of the aforementioned excessesso, even for a moment, this story managed to seduce me… but certain spells are doomed to be broken. I think some will fall in love with this adaptation… and others will love to hate it“.
An undeniable chemistry
Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid embody the protagonists of ‘Interview with the Vampire’, couple that manifests itself openly with Louis and Lestat immersed in a relationshipwith all that this entails, according to Collider. “From the moment their characters collide on screen, the chemistry between Anderson and Reid is electric in each of its moments; Lestat feels exactly what Louis longs for, as Louis struggles to resist the vampire’s magnetic pull at all times. Their connection triggers a game of cat and mouse with a perceptible inevitability that makes it clear where he will end up in this tug-of-war, with Louis accepting Lestat’s ‘dark gift’. There is no ambiguity when it comes to the depiction of both their erotic and romantic relationshipalthough both come loaded with complexities and complications”.
“They are like two teenagers in love”Add TVGuide, “But they also look like an old couple on the verge of divorce. The series confirms their relationship in no uncertain terms: ‘He was my mentor, my lover and my creator’Louis explains to Molloy [Eric Bogosian, periodista que entrevista al vampiro], and there is an eccentric audacity in the way its dynamics are approached. None feels conflict by nature, as usual, here what happens is that they torture each other. Should they part forever? Probably, but what’s the rush when they literally have forever?”.
‘Interview with the Vampire’, the first series in the gothic universe devised by AMC+, which will also bring us ‘The Mayfair Witches’; debuts on October 2 in the United States. In Spain it still does not have a release date.