History Film / QueenOfTheDamned

2nd Aug '16 7:27:10 PM Mdumas43073
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2nd Aug '16 7:20:07 PM Mdumas43073
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''Queen of the Damned'' is a 2002 movie based on the third installment of Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', and is a sequel of sorts to the 1994 film ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. Unlike its predecessor though, QOTD played ''very'' fast and loose with the events of the original novel.

The story begins when the Vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend) awakens after decades of slumber, and decides to launch a career as the frontman of a NuMetal band. He soon achieves international stardom, but also earns the wrath of his vampire brethren, who despise him for flaunting his vampiric status, and fear the exposure of their secret world. Yet Lestat's music also awakens a far more potent threat - the ancient Egyptian vampire queen [[MonsterProgenitor Akasha]] (Aaliyah) who promptly embarks on a murderous rampage, mowing down humans and vampires alike in her ascent to power. She chooses Lestat as her new consort, and forces him to become an accomplice in her brutal massacre of humankind. It is down to a handful of [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire friendly-ish neighbourhood vampires]] -- including Lestat's maker, Marius (Vincent Perez) -- and student of the paranormal, Jessica "Jesse" Reeves (Marguerite Moreau) to rescue Lestat -- and, you know, [[SavingTheWorld save the world]].

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''Queen of the Damned'' is a 2002 movie based fantasy-horror film directed by Michael Rymer. Based on the third installment of Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', and it is a sequel of sorts to the 1994 film ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. Unlike its predecessor predecessor, though, QOTD played this film plays ''very'' fast and loose with the events of the original novel.

The story begins when the Vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend) awakens after decades of slumber, and decides to launch a career as the frontman of a NuMetal band. He soon achieves international stardom, but also earns the wrath of his vampire brethren, who despise him for flaunting his vampiric status, and fear the exposure of their secret world. Yet Lestat's music also awakens a far more potent threat - the ancient Egyptian vampire queen [[MonsterProgenitor Akasha]] (Aaliyah) (Music/{{Aaliyah}}), who promptly embarks on a murderous rampage, mowing down humans and vampires alike in her ascent to power. She chooses Lestat as her new consort, and forces him to become an accomplice in her brutal massacre of humankind. It is down to a handful of [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire friendly-ish neighbourhood vampires]] -- including Lestat's maker, Marius (Vincent Perez) -- and student of the paranormal, Jessica "Jesse" Reeves (Marguerite Moreau) to rescue Lestat -- and, you know, [[SavingTheWorld save the world]].
2nd Aug '16 7:17:20 PM Mdumas43073
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7th May '16 3:51:40 PM 4power4
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* RaceLift: Possibly both the King and Queen Of The Damned. While only Enkil's statue is seen in the film, he is quite clearly a white man. And while Akasha was the queen of Kemet (ancient Egypt) of six thousand years ago, the character was from Uruk before marrying into Enkil's throne. So she'd be middle eastern. However, even the book's are pretty vague about this, as Akasha's pale white skin has nothing to do with her race, but the fact that vampires lose their pigmentation the older they are. No matter what race or skin color they were in their human lives, they are both pale white as a statue now.
1st Apr '16 6:59:49 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* PopStarComposer: Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}} wrote the music and the words for Lestat's songs in the movie (the novel had blatantly vampire songs; the film had more ambigous ones). For contractual reasons, he couldn't sing the songs himself, so they were performed by other well-known singers (Wayne Static of Static-X, David Draiman of Music/{{Disturbed}}, Chester Bennington of Music/LinkinPark, Music/MarilynManson, and Jay Gordon of ''Orgy'').

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* PopStarComposer: Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}} wrote the music and the words for Lestat's songs in the movie (the novel had blatantly vampire songs; the film had more ambigous ones). For contractual reasons, he couldn't sing the songs himself, himself on the CD release(he does sing the in-film versions), so they were performed by other well-known singers (Wayne Static of Static-X, David Draiman of Music/{{Disturbed}}, Chester Bennington of Music/LinkinPark, Music/MarilynManson, and Jay Gordon of ''Orgy'').
23rd Mar '16 12:27:09 PM aye_amber
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* PopStarComposer: Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}} wrote the music and the words for Lestat's songs in the movie (the novel had blatantly vampire songs; the film had more ambigous ones). For contractual reasons, he couldn't sing the songs himself, so they were performed by other well-known singers (Wayne Static of Static-X, David Draiman of Music/{{Disturbed}}, Chester Bennington of Music/LinkinPark, Music/MarilynManson, and Jay Gordon of Music/{{Orgy}}).

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* PopStarComposer: Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}} wrote the music and the words for Lestat's songs in the movie (the novel had blatantly vampire songs; the film had more ambigous ones). For contractual reasons, he couldn't sing the songs himself, so they were performed by other well-known singers (Wayne Static of Static-X, David Draiman of Music/{{Disturbed}}, Chester Bennington of Music/LinkinPark, Music/MarilynManson, and Jay Gordon of Music/{{Orgy}}).''Orgy'').
22nd Feb '16 6:29:36 PM MorgenReiter
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''Queen of the Damned'' is a 2002 movie based on the third installment of Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', and is a sequel of sorts to the 1994 film ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. Unlike its predecessor though, QOTD played ''very'' fast and loose with the events of the original nove.

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''Queen of the Damned'' is a 2002 movie based on the third installment of Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', and is a sequel of sorts to the 1994 film ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. Unlike its predecessor though, QOTD played ''very'' fast and loose with the events of the original nove.
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15th Feb '16 12:16:49 PM Silverblade2
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''Queen of the Damned'' is a 2002 movie based on the third installment of Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', and is a sequel of sorts to the acclaimed 1994 film ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''.

Unlike its predecessor though, QOTD played ''very'' fast and loose with the events of the original novel, was panned by critics, and was greeted with scorn by many ''Vampire Chronicles'' fans. It did, however, enjoy considerable commercial success and has acquired something of a cult following over the years probably on account of its [[MrFanservice sexy]] [[{{Fanservice}} cast]], [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic killer soundtrack]], and general [[SoBadItsGood fun, campy vampire action]], as well as the [[DeadArtistsAreBetter posthumous performance]] by the late RAndB star Music/{{Aaliyah}} as the eponymous villain.

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''Queen of the Damned'' is a 2002 movie based on the third installment of Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', and is a sequel of sorts to the acclaimed 1994 film ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''.

''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. Unlike its predecessor though, QOTD played ''very'' fast and loose with the events of the original novel, was panned by critics, and was greeted with scorn by many ''Vampire Chronicles'' fans. It did, however, enjoy considerable commercial success and has acquired something of a cult following over the years probably on account of its [[MrFanservice sexy]] [[{{Fanservice}} cast]], [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic killer soundtrack]], and general [[SoBadItsGood fun, campy vampire action]], as well as the [[DeadArtistsAreBetter posthumous performance]] by the late RAndB star Music/{{Aaliyah}} as the eponymous villain.
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27th Sep '15 8:17:48 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Even other vampires are terrified of (and disgusted with) Akasha, as she preys on them as readily as humans.
11th Nov '14 6:49:36 PM MagBas
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* NoBisexuals: Lestat's canonical male love interests from the novels are nowhere to be found in the film (with the possible exception of Lestat and Marius, who have a rather ambiguous relationship). [[BrokenBird Nicki's]] absence was especially jarring to book fans, considering his crucial importance to Lestat's backstory (in ''The Vampire Lestat'', it was Nicki's Stradivarius that he played to wake Akasha). Rife with UnfortunateImplications when you consider PromotedToLoveInterest below, and the fact Lestat is only shown having an interest in women.

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* NoBisexuals: Lestat's canonical male love interests from the novels are nowhere to be found in the film (with the possible exception of Lestat and Marius, who have a rather ambiguous relationship). [[BrokenBird Nicki's]] absence was especially jarring to book fans, considering his crucial importance to Lestat's backstory (in ''The Vampire Lestat'', it was Nicki's Stradivarius that he played to wake Akasha). Rife with UnfortunateImplications when you consider PromotedToLoveInterest below, and the fact Lestat is only shown having an interest in women.
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