Alright, first you make an animated short with the voice of Jimmy Kimmel, then a pretty cool video game in Freaky Flyers, followed up by tackling a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick with some serious Hollywood heavyweights adding voiceovers.
OK, resume seems in order, I’m in…
Dylan Dog is Kevin Munroe’s first attempt at a full-length live action film and it stars Brandon Routh whose most known for his role as Superman, the only superhero movie since Eric Bana’s Hulk to literally bore me to sleep. Regardless of all that I have to say Mr. Munroe’s rookie entry wasn’t half bad. As a matter of fact I have even gained a respect for Routh as a leading man.
Dylan, played by Routh, is a private investigator with a paranormal past. But when an antique importer is killed by a werewolf, Dylan is called in to put the pieces together. Unfortunately, when the reluctant Dylan’s best friend and sidekick Marcus, played by the hilarious, wise-cracking Sam Huntington, is attacked it propels Dylan onto the case.
Vampires, werewolves, and zombie all mixed in with some funny one-liner’s and a storyline that moves along at a pace that really keeps you engaged all the way through. Special effects were sufficient and matched the character and storytelling just fine while the actors, especially the aforementioned Routh and Huntington, all did just what was needed to succeed in fulfilling their parts in this type of lighthearted monster picture.
I’m giving Dylan Dog: Dead of Night a ranking of 3 out of 5 stars. I’d say check this one out in theaters if you can. Otherwise it wouldn’t hurt to pick this one up on DVD when it comes out because its definitely not a disappointer.
“…and remember 3-parts popcorn to 2-parts chocolate washed down with 1-part cold beverage. Mmm. See you at the movies!” – Mr. E