The story is kind of predictable as well, and there is very little tension. It was very well done and I'm hoping for more! It's not hard to understand why there are so many fandom out, and although I am not one to ship, you can't help but fall in love with these characters, especially Carm and Laura who have become my favourite on-screen couple. The acting was on par and they sure did not disappoint. It says a lot about their character. Storyline: It has been five years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bona fide mortal human. We had quotes from Camus in the web series, but here there was largely just referencing to the original novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Many viewers were particularly entranced by the feisty, often melodramatic pairing of the titular Carmilla Karnstein and her roommate turned lover Laura Hollis — the couple was even dubbed Hollstein by their most devoted fans.
But ironically, the same fandom emphasis on progressive representation that gave Carmilla its cult following may be playing a part in preventing Carmilla from breaking out and gaining more mass appeal. It was a realistic portrayal of two women who love each other. Natasha and Elise really embody the love story between Laura and Carmilla. Outside of Mel Nicole Stamp , supporting characters weren't given enough time to play a big role in the movie. It bordered on the surreal in presentation.
After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. The movie, set five years after the season three finale, does find the two women questioning what that life looks like — but remains decidedly against upsetting the status quo that the web series took such pains to establish. The top priority is to tell a love story in a narrowly contained and charming universe where lesbians run the world. This premise serves as the central plot conceit, ostensibly for the purpose of allowing Carmilla to make peace with her past but really so that The Carmilla Movie can put its heroines in corsets and stage elaborate Victorian set pieces — think less Dracula, more DeviantArt photo shoot. Although the movie moves away from the fixed camera angle, many things are the same: the humor, the seriousness, the characters and their quirks.
Overall this is a really, really stupid movie. Carmilla the web series always fought — usually admirably — against the inevitable clunkiness of its existence as one of many recent single-camera web series where the actors are tied to the conceit that their characters are constantly talking into a webcam. As someone who was a big fan of the first season of the series as a teenager, this film feels special to me, and since I already love the characters, seeing them again on the big screen, and in a new environment, was exciting and fun. To all the staff involved in the film, amazing job and amazing performance. The jump from the webseries to the big screen is just magic. Overall, I'd say that if one enjoyed the web series, this should be entertaining. In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces.
Nevertheless, this movie was a brilliant display of humour, love, suspense, and all you expect from this little web series. They have settled in to a cozy apartment in downtown Toronto; Laura. Probably the best thing about this movie is the visuals, and that is only because I'm comparing it to the web series. I realized that this might be because the tasteful use of description in the web series that I found so stimulating, was much less relied upon here. After all, how much mass appeal could an adaptation of a 19th-century gothic horror novel about lesbian vampires actually have — one produced by a , no less? If you haven't watched the web series I highly recommend you binge watching all of them as I did. The script is absolutely terrible.
It is truly one of a kind. Queer fans and supporters showered love upon the series, which seemed committed to depicting queer relationships and female friendships in a routinely positive and empowered way. If what you want from The Carmilla Movie is a lot of cuddling and a little corset ripping, rest assured that it will deliver. It may have relied upon less, technologically, perhaps even financially, but its substance felt superior. I wish I could personally thank every single one of the cast, crew, and everyone who worked on this movie.
Nothing interesting happens over the course of the movie. And no, it has nothing to do with the two women being lesbians, I could care less, but everything to do with the movie stunk. The representation in this film makes up for any past mistakes done by the media and that is saying something! Bauman and Negovanlis are phenomenal as Laura and Carmilla. It doesn't have the charisma it would need for me to rewatch it again and again. For those who are new to the series, I would recommend watching the web series on YouTube first. It has been five years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bonafide mortal human.
I've heard that Hitchcock relied upon the hinting at ideas, using the mind to form more powerful imagery than the camera is capable of producing. It felt like the camera work was rough at the start e. But, if you're already a fan of the series, you're sure to enjoy this! Or watch any other adaptation. This film can be enjoyed by everyone from all walks of life. I hope they go for a sequel because the story of the Tiny Journalist and her girlfriend who may be a vampire. The main relationship is between Laura and Carmilla Natasha Negovanlis. If these two girls are not a real couple then they must be the best damn actors I have ever seen, it's magic when the get together, like the two of them become one.
Most of the latter half of the movie involves the gang running around the house. They have settled in to a cozy apartment in downtown Toronto; Laura continues to hone her journalism skills while Carmilla adjusts to a non-vampire lifestyle. It has been five years since Laura and Carmilla vanquished the apocalypse and Carmilla became a bona fide mortal human. Having the camera move around a bit makes it look better, but nothing too interesting or impressive is done with the visuals. The film briefly walks newcomers through the plot basics but spends less time explaining the characters and their relationships. While I loved seeing the entire cast, the supporting characters felt less involved in the movie than in the web series and ended up a little shallow.
It seemed as if they used this to compensate for the stationary camera, but it felt like a mistake to leave it behind. First of, I must say that this movie was everything and more than I expected. Because while the movie is ostensibly suitable for a general audience of people new to the storyline, it really needs to be seen and enjoyed as a fan first and foremost. This feature film is a must watch, to be honest. I imagine the biggest draw of the Carmilla series is the relationship between Laura and Carmilla. My sincere compliments to Negovanlis and Bauman for their truly realistic and tasteful portrayal of intimacy. It was boring, unfunny, and predictable.