Plot: It hadn’t even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis had lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night: a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis’ mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning Louis into a vampire. Louis must learn from Lestat the ways of the vampire.
And now for me! Yet again, I will warn you of potential spoilers. I’ll tag them, don’t worry.
Let me start by saying Brad Pitt and even Tom Cruise in this movie are freaking hot, okay? It might not help matters much that they had long hair, because boy do I love long and soft hair on men (my boyfriend has it and I love it), but unf to them.
All squeeing about the actors, we’re getting back to the plot.
The movie starts out by Louis (Brad Pitt) dragging a reporter up to his room. The reporter thought he was the most fascinating man ever just by seeing him lurk in an alley. The reporter starts recording this wacky story of Louis being a vampire and for some reason actually believes it all? I don’t even know why, I’d just say he’s a great storyteller. But then again he doesn’t seem like a very smart dude.
The backstory is kind of typical. Louis lost his family, he’s all emo and wants to join them. He’s going around doing risky stuff, gambling money, almost gets shot at one point, but for some reason he doesn’t seem to be dying yet. Then Lestat comes around and comes close to killing him. He wakes up in his bed and Lestat is prowling around like “Heyyyyy I can drink your blood or make you a vampire what do you want?”
Lestat would make a great salesman. He’s pushy enough.
For some reason Louis elects to become immortal rather than actually getting what he wanted and, hello, DYING. I found that really dumb.