Wednesday, 7 May 2014

"Only Lovers Left Alive" | Movie Review

"Only Lovers Left Alive" movie poster
"Only Lovers Left Alive" stars Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as two lovers, who both happen to be vampires.

The film follows the daily life of the couple, who have been together for centuries. It's interesting to see a new take on the vampire genre: instead of seeing lots of action and battles, we're shown what goes on in their day to day lives, including the ways they obtain their blood supply.

Tilda Swinton's Eve is an excellent character, one full of adventure, charm and love for her husband. The two seem to be almost polar opposites, as Tom Hiddleston's Adam is a brooding, moody musician. I'd be remiss not to mention Mia Wasikowska's performance as Ava - she is spectacular as Eve's impulsive younger sister. Her interactions with Adam were some of my favourites in the entire movie. All are excellent in their roles; Tom and Tilda have especially wonderful chemistry and do a great job of portraying a couple who have been together for a very long time.

I love the little things in each of their costumes that remind them of each other. Adam and Eve have their own colour schemes - Adam in all-black and Eve in all-white; Eve wears a black bracelet that represents Adam, and Adam wears a white one for Eve. These small things that you might not necessarily notice at first are part of what makes this film so lovely to watch.

Music plays a huge role in the film, with Adam being a collector of all kinds of instruments. The soundtrack to this film is absolutely incredible, I love the haunting music - it goes perfectly with "Only Lovers Left Alive".

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie - I recommend it to anyone looking for a new take on a vampire film!