Like have you guys just looked at him cause he’s adorable
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She is Eve (mesmerising Tilda Swinton) and he is Adam (excellent Tom Hiddleston). They’re married. As simple as it is. Except the fact they’re vampires.
They live apart, even though they can’t live without each other. She resides in sunny, exotic, mixed Tangier. He’s dwelling is gloomy, depresive, abandoned Detroit. They found places suitable for their characters. She’s in constant delight of the world, he’s in absolute contempt of what zombies [perfect metaphor for human race] did to the world and its outstanding individuals (Tesla, Galileo…). But she comes all the way to be by his side when he needs her.
Their peaceful existence is disrupted by Ava (Mia Wasikowska), Eve’s sister. And Adam’s not happy she messes with his music and ‘his’ zombie - Ian (Anton Yelchin), only one connection to the world.
They’re beautiful creatures. Not just because they are vampires, the beasts domesticated by pop culture and turned into best selling product these days. They’re not these teenage tragic lovers. They’re not some story to tell to scare children. Finally, they’re not those terrifying monsters from the finest cinema classics. These vampires are intelligent, smart and wise with the centuries’ knowledge, they’re experienced the greatest times and human inventions. And they had the time for all of this, they had that privilege to be there, to see it rise and fall, to cherish all the important whiles, to appreciate true beauty and life itself.
Jarmusch somehow avoids cliché of modern vampires, reaches deep into the classic Dracula movies and turns the myth into his own story with methaphors and unexplained clues (e.g. gloves). His movie burst out with culture references: Marlowe (John Hurt), Schubert, Tesla, Byron to name few. It’s a feast for mind. But most of all it’s a love story. Told by means of vampire metaphor.
The movie shows that we should be constantly curious, in wonder state of life and people, enjoy while it lasts.