From Orca to Out of The Dark, I’ve been very lucky with what I’ve watched for The Dumpster Dive so far. Because of that, this month I specifically set out to find some real garbage. From the cover, I initially thought today’s movie would be an Aliens rip off. After reading the synopsis for The Breed, I realized that this was the type of Blade/The Matrix rip-off that plagued video store shelves across the world in the early 2000s.
The Breed follows two cops, one human (Bokeem Woodbine) and one vampire (Adrian Paul), who must hunt down a rogue vampire who is murdering people around the city. In a world where vampires have begun to come from the shadows to integrate into society, you will be very bored and want to watch Daybreakers instead.
When I begin watching a movie like this, I’m not expecting great performances or stories but if you can excite me with action then I’m fine. Is the action of The Breed worth a watch? No. Fuck no. The action is incredibly awkward. The slow motion, the dialogue, the editing, the music, every action scene is a fucking cavalcade of nonsense. Thankfully, it’s more hilariously bad than dull. The wire work is so obnoxious that if you turned the movie on in the middle of one of the action scenes, you may think that you had just turned on a spoof movie in the vein of Kung Pow: Enter The Fist. This movie wants to be cool so badly that it even rips off the action cliche of jumping through the air and shooting two pistols before sliding across the floor, the instant making of a badass, or so the early-2000s thought.
At the end of the day, is this a hidden gem or could it be tossed back into the dumpster?
VERDICT: TOSS IT!
While this isn’t the worst movie in the world, it’s really not worth your time. If you like having some beers with friends and laughing at a bad movie, it would do the job fine but I think there are better options out there for you to indulge in. Like I said before, you know what movie you’re getting into when you see the poster and read the synopsis. It has its laughably bad moments but the main bulk of the film is a buddy cop mystery that is insanely dull, especially when you’re waiting for that third act to wrap up.
If you’d like to suffer through The Breed, it’s available to Rent/Buy on Amazon or Vudu.