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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
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Directed By
Paul Weitz

Written By:
Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland, Darren Shan

Cast:
John C. Reilly, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson, Patrick Fugit, Orlando Jones, Ken Watanabe, Jane Krakowski, Michael Arnona, Beth Burvant, Trey Burvant, Colleen Camp, Jessica Carlson, Michael Cerveris, John D. Crawford, Ron Fagan, Frankie Faison, Gino Galento, Beau Holden, Albert H. Bongard IV, Shawn Knowles, Rose Lamarche, Don McManus, Sam Medina, Brandon Molale, Ray Stevenson, Kristen Schaal, Tom Woodruff Jr., Tim Parati, Troy Brenna, Ritchie Montgomery, Chris Parson, Wayne Douglas Morgan, Martha Twombly, Henry Robin, Tim Brazeal, Ayana Haviv, Maureen Phelan, Dewayne Bateman, Geraldine Glenn, Cynthia LeBlanc, Elton LeBlanc, Jay Oliver, Lyssa Prine, Terry Lee Smith, Madeline Gaudet, Chris Massoglia, Ann Mckenzie, Erika Jensen, Daniel Newman, Michael Dean Baker, Evelyn Burvant, Anna Irene Dawson, Patrick Fulton, Christy Hutcherson, Erika Jensen, Leah Kahn, Morgan Saylor, Jonathan Nosan, Jake Moran, Drew Rin Varick, Armal J. Perkins, Leigh Brumley, Tyler Chetta


 
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
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Movie Review by Zara
November 24th, 2009

While I was actually in a lot of pain when I went to see this movie, hindering me from giving it my full attention, I'll say that for the most part I found this movie entertaining enough. I like movies with supernatural powered creatures, with the exception of twinkling vampires, I suppose.

What I liked best about this movie is that other than Salma Hayek, most of the actors cast in it were on the range from being a well-known character actor to a rather unknown. It helped to not have a preconceived notion about these characters from a series of books that I have not read. I've read a few of the more current literature aimed at my kid's demographic and I end up getting a picture in my head of what the characters should look like, which ultimately hurts my opinion of the film. This was not the case here.

I would actually like to watch this movie again when it comes out on DVD, as it had the feel of a movie which would get better with a second viewing. Since it wildly underperformed at the box office, subsequent sequels to go along with the book series seem to not be in its future. So this might be the only one that we have to go on. I think I felt the same way about THE SEEKER movie that came out a short time ago.

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