Well sadly, let’s just say that I did not get this movie on any level. I don’t say this often but I hated this movie. I can’t think of one thing I liked about it. The music was surprisingly disappointing. Everything seemed random and pointless, like a whole bunch of ideas just thrown together. I am not sure at all what the plot was or why anything happens in the movie. Why is there a swimming pool in the middle of a random performance stage? Why does a guy in a wheel chair show up and have dinner with them? Why the Frankenstein reference to make a dim witted Rocky? Why does a switch turn people into statues and why when they are reversed are they in transvestite clothing? What is the talk about aliens? Were they aliens? If so what is all the talk about Transylvania? And who designed the worst looking laser gun I’ve ever seen in my life? Does anyone understand?
I had some hope that it would be kinda camp, but it didn’t come across that way to me. Instead, everything from the costumes and the sets, to the acting and music felt cheap,amateur and pointless. There was no camp charm to it. I couldn’t figure out who I was suppose to like in this movie, none of the characters were like able or engaging. I could just keep going. There were just so many things to dislike. And now I am seriously perplexed about why it has a cult following. I guess you have to be a Transexual Transvestite from Transylvania to get it. If you are dying for an off beat, horror cult movie from the 70’s check out Rosemary’s Baby. It is a thousand times better and you don’t have to suffer through horrible music.
Lastly, I watched a documentary called Ballerina that follows some up and coming Russian dancers trying to become Prima Ballerinas. After recently watching Black Swan I was interested in seeing if real life ballet is as intense and crazy as it was depicted in that movie. Turns out, it’s even worse. To even have a chance at making it onto a Russian ballet troupe all of the girls start at age 10 at the premier ballet school in Russia called the . You should see the audition process. It’s insane. Then they study ballet for 8-9 years in the hope that they are among the one of two girls chosen to join the ballet. Seriously. This documentary was very interesting to see a glimpse into their lives. I say, it was worth watching.