Reviews: Waititi, Taika

How odd to think of a fantasy movie from New Zealand

What We Do in the Shadows — Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi

Vampires! Powerful, ravenous and immune to the ravages of time! Rather unfortunately for Viago ( Taika Waititi) , Vladislav (Jermaine Clement), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh) , and Petyr (Ben Fransham), the undead subjects of 2014’s mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows , vampires also seem to be immune to the Flynn Effect. Everyone around them is getting smarter decade by decade, but they remain in a perpetual state of vague befuddlement. The quartet share a house in Wellington as well as a daily struggle to deal with the baffling modern world.

But change is coming. Change in the form of the human known as Nick.

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