Run time: 1 Hour and 47 Minutes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Benny is the younger brother of Jay, and he is an economics student. To get closer with his brother, Benny volunteers to take Jay’s job of being a driver. When he picks up his clients, Benny is tasked with dropping them off at five different locations before sunrise. After discovering their secret of being vampires, the night takes a turn for the worse.
Our main characters are Benny, Blaire, and Zoe. Benny is a college student with a love for music. His family is pretty poor, and he doesn’t live up to the standards his friends live by. Blair and Zoe are clients of Jay, two party animals that Benny has to drive around. They are also vampires.
Night Teeth was pretty much your typical vampire movie. Granted, this one had a bit extra substance with an attempt at extra lore, which was mildly entertaining. The movie also had some nice special effects for the dying vampires.
The main issue I had with Night Teeth was that the beginning was quite slow and kind of boring. Not much really happened at the start and the characters didn’t feel all that special. Besides that, there was interesting lore going into the movie that I wish they went into more. If they delved into the history of the characters, I would’ve loved them more.
On the plus side, Night Teeth does get better as the movie progresses. I end up liking the characters and I liked how all of them changed. Besides that, the pacing also got better, and I found the back half of the movie much more enjoyable. The ending also had some fun fight scenes, so that’s always a plus. Speaking of the ending, I liked the way it ended, but it has the ability to have a sequel if they so wish.Overall, Night Teeth was an average vampire movie to me. There was some interesting backstory that I would’ve loved to learn more about, but I’m satisfied with what I watch. The back half of the movie was definitely a lot more entertaining.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment in the movie was the final fight scene between Benny, Zoe, Blaire, and Victor. All the tension was building up to that scene and it was very entertaining to watch.
Night Teeth is an interesting movie, and while it doesn’t stray too far from the usual vampire themes, I thought it was a lot of fun. The plot is fairly simple, as we see from a lot of vampire movies, but I thought the characters were the redeeming portion of this movie. Benny is your typically social outcast, and his arc is pretty darn predictable. That being said, he is still a very likeable character and a solid protagonist. Blaire and Zoe are the more intriguing characters as they look the exact same in terms of surface characteristics. Once the movie progresses, we start to see they aren’t quite the same, and they begin to have very different morals at their cores.The character development we see from our female protagonists makes for an interesting movie, and more importantly an interesting ending. When you aren’t quite sure what you should think of certain characters, it makes it more fun to discuss.
The lore that sets up Night Teeth is cool, the idea of a true between humans and vampires that has begun to erode, but I thought the plot was just okay. It falls into a bit of a lull in the middle, and until the ending it feels a little bit too simple. The pacing was pretty good throughout and I thought the action was good, it just could have used a little bit more spice. The ending had that spice, even if I saw most of it coming a mile away. It kept me entertained, and there was enough character-audience connection to make the final stanza actually matter. Night Teeth is a pretty quality movie for the start of this spooky season. The plot isn’t super deep or surprising, but the characters are a lot of fun and I thought the acting was pretty solid. Some of the visual effects were cool, nothing mind blowing for this category though. All in all a pretty solid movie that I would watch again.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
The best scene is the SUV crashing through the window and then the sun burning Zoe to a crisp. Nothing too complicated, but it did surprise me a little bit and added some spice to the ending.
I would describe this film as a perfectly average and enjoyable watch. In my mind this film didn’t do anything special nor did it grab me too much but it still had some cool ideas and fun characters. Now my biggest criticism is that this film is slow paced for a movie that’s only 1h40 and it sometimes even had me bored during various scenes throughout. I don’t know how but this film just had many slow moments that stopped the plot and made it not great. My other main complaint is that once the story gets going it becomes repetitive where we have the same thing happen again and again more like the format of a video game where we see characters fight different bosses. The action in the movie is ok though sometimes the filmmakers seem to be hiding it as we don’t see the vampires actually fight anyone clearly, all the fights are obscured or we see them from the distance which takes us out of the moment. Now I did think that the characters were enjoyable with Benny being the audience surrogate that helps us be introduced into this world and we learn everything with him. The character of Blaire also had a good character arc that was interesting to watch develop. With that I did think that the actors did a good job as well, they made me believe their motivations and their emotional arcs.The world that they created was also interesting with new and different concepts for the vampires that made this film stand out.
All in all, this is an ok film that has some boring moments and a repetitive story though some interesting characters and ideas. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it because it’s just ok but if you really want to watch a movie then this one is fine.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment was seeing the connection between Benny and Blaire when she goes into his room and enjoys his music. It was nice to see him receive that compliment and I bought their chemistry.