Vampires Vs. The Bronx
Director: Oz Rodriguez
Vampires Vs. The Bronx is a fun, light-hearted, and spooky adventure that is a good time to watch
What Happens in Vampires Vs. The Bronx?
Our story begins with a teenager named Miguel handing out posters for a block party to save a bodega that he grew up with. We are then shown that the area of the Bronx in which Miguel lives has had many buildings taken over by the real estate company called Murneau Properties. One night while putting out posters Miguel accidentally runs into a thug, who then chases Miguel but eventually Miguel loses him and then witnesses the thug get attacked by a vampire.
After witnessing this, Miguel goes to see his friends Bobby and Luis to tell them what he saw. After proving to his friends what he saw, they discover that Murneau Properties is connected to the vampires, and they decide to try and save the Bronx.
Who Are The Characters in Vampires Vs. The Bronx?
The protagonist of this movie is Miguel Martinez, also known as Lil Mayor. He is a kind and hardworking kid who wants to raise money for his friend’s bodega that is at risk of closing down. Miguel is honest and likeable and is brave in the face of danger.
Alongside him are two friends, Bobby Walker and Luis Acosta. Luis and Bobby are from two different ends of the spectrum. Luis is a sheltered kid with low blood sugar. He is shown to be cowardly and indecisive. Bobby, on the other hand, is wandering down a path of crime, being employed by a local gang. Booby is shown to be rash and impulsive. These three are best friends and create the main trio for this movie.
Vampires Vs. The Bronx Review
Vampires Vs. The Bronx is a horror and comedy movie. Although this movie does not deliver on the horror aspect, it was still a pretty decent movie; it wasn’t good, and it wasn’t bad. It was somewhere in the middle. The enjoyable aspects of this movie come from the characters and the sense of community shown through the relationships between characters.
Although there were many minor characters, the laidback and natural dialogue made it seem like I was actually living in the kind and nurturing community. Another strength of the characters was the development throughout the story.
Each main character had their own development arc and it was shown nicely and in a smooth manner. The supernatural elements of the vampires were also done with smooth integration. The appearance and the story behind the vampires was smooth and not too jarring to the overall narrative.
The only disappointing part was that it didn’t live up to the expectation of being a horror movie. As a comedy, the movie did well, as the humorous scenes were indeed funny and a joy to watch. As a horror movie, it just didn’t deliver. The jump scares were obvious, and the overall atmosphere of the movie wasn’t scary. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience as a comedy and a thriller, but not as a horror.