Movie Review: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

I honestly don’t think Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a bad film… but then, I’m biased, because I’m a huge fan of the TV show. If I wasn’t a fan of the show, I think I’d rate the movie much lower — I never really felt the tension, I didn’t buy the love story, and I didn’t feel any empathy toward the main characters. I just wasn’t invested in the movie beyond “hey, what was Buffy like in the filmed universe?” While I think it was a decent, fun film (for the most part), it suffered in many places and, honestly, I’m not sure that the audience was ready for a true Joss Whedon Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

In honor of its 20th anniversary, here’s a review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) over at Escape Pod.

About Josh Roseman

Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has been published in -- among others -- Asimov's, Escape Pod, and Evil Girlfriend Media. He's published two short-story collections, THE CLOCKWORK RUSSIAN and BOSS FIGHT, as well as a novel, AFTER THE APOCALYPSE. When not writing, he mostly complains that he's not writing. Find him online at, or on Twitter @listener42.
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