Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) Review
Written by: alex1176
"Night Watch", the first of a trilogy of films based on the novels of Sergei Lukyanenko, is a visual stunner. It is a bizarre movie with a great sense of style (the subtitles animate), yet a standard apocalyptic plot (the world's survival hangs in the balance of two warring factions). However, it can be hard to follow and some background homework on part of the audience member (try the official website) will make the initial viewing experience all the more pleasurable.
Forget "X-Men: The Last Stand", this is the movie to see when it comes to seeing super-powered characters battle it out for the fate of the world. The main character of "Night Watch" is a middle-aged man named Anton Gorodetsky who makes a mysterious pact with a witch. He becomes an agent of the Night Watch which is the good side of the warring factions. Anton is also a vampire. He becomes involved in the apprehension of a young boy who may just be the deciding factor of which side will win.The movie is an interesting, slow-paced affair jam-packed with Japanese Anime-like visuals that are eye-popping. It also ends with a sudden cliffhanger, so be prepared to be wanting more when it's all over. If you liked the French film "Brotherhood of the Wolf", than you might get a kick out of Russia's "Night Watch".