Post neo-noir meets — what shall we call this? — Shaun of the Dead with the intention of producing something that might approach the inspired fanboy reverence that Guillermo Del Toro brought to Blade and his two Hellboy outings. That's a hell of a lot to ask for, especially from Kevin Munroe, the writer-director of TMNT, the 2007 reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which missed the box-office football that Lucy didn’t even waste time snatching away from Munroe’s hapless Charlie Brown.
Yet there’s a hint in the mix here that is quite right, or at least could be.
This world is more True Blood than Twilight, but it really could have used a lot more of the Del Toro bizarro sensibilities and an unhealthy dose of humor to cult things up into a truly pulpy nightly brew. Grade: D-plus
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