Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Trashy B-movies acting and storytelling
I'm not really a fan of the comics version of Dylan Dog, but I've read a few, so it was a surprise to see Dylan Dog not set in London, and without his faithful comic sidekick Groucho - the latter I guess was a matter of copyrights, but why changing the setting? OK, no problem there actually - New Orleans is also perfect place for otherworldly adventures. But the story was soooo crappy. Is that a way you script a detective story, regardless the supernatural elements? Fleeing randomly from one suspect to another without real clues or better said without any second thoughts about them - that is not storytelling. However, Routh's voiceovers did evoke a bit of Dylan Dog from the comics. Routh himself, not so much. He is not really a Dylan Dog I would pick (just a sidenote - Dylan Dog is actually inspired by lean figure and face of Rupert Everett). There were a few chuckles I admit, but rather strained and pitiful ones, as Routh seems to inadvertently ruin every otherwise very comic scene with zombie Huntington. Taye Diggs is always interesting to see, but here he hadn't much to offer. Same goes for Stormare and other actors. Pretty awful work done here.