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Old April 13 2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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NIGHT WATCH/DAY WATCH - Timur Bekmambetov

I just viewed the first two parts of the Russian trilogy Night Watch, Day Watch, and Twilight Watch to be released next year if not this fall. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. I found the series very interesting in a twist on evil vampires, other dimensions, and shiftshapers. The main characters are a group of mutants or special people called The Others (good/light and bad/dark), and the Great One who would bring balance or tip the scales of good and evil. The story evolves around a man (Khabensky) who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

Russians says this movie is their The Matrix. I couldn't see the comparison for the storyline was too different and the cinematography did not include bullet timing or framing technology. What did you think about it? Did anyone read the Sergei Lukyanenko books from which the movie was based?
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