Tedious and lackluster vampire film with no teeth, literally
Nov 15, 2008
"Habit" is a simply awful movie with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Yes, I know that is harsh, but I truthfully can find nothing of value in the 112 minutes of my life I wasted watching this film.
"Habit" is the stilted and passionless story of Sam, his ex-girlfriend Liza, friends Nick and Rae, and new squeeze du jour Anna. He meets Anna at a Halloween party, and when next he meets up with her they have a "bout of fun" in the park and she bites him on the lip.
Anna pops up now and then, couples with Sam, Sam's friends get concerned, Sam gets sick, and on to the anticlimactic ending from there.
Usually there is some redeeming quality in even the worst of films, for instance, "Queen Of The Damned" was a poor movie but used very attractive actors and sets, and had a killer soundtrack.
"Habit" uses very unattractive actors (couldn't they have bought this guy a dental bridge for the role?) who are as untalented as they are unattractive, a horrid folksy soundtrack, stilted and repetitive dialogue, mediocre photography, and skittish editing. The supposedly wonderful "knockin boots" scenes are atrocious, it's like watching Chester and Trudy from the trailer park get it on in the automotive aisle at Walmart. Disgusting! And as for the vampire angle, I remember seeing more fangs and blood in The Lion King.
When the cat does the best acting in a movie, and the most exciting scene is the extended close-up of a ticking clock, and you spend your whole time trying not to look at the huge gap in the lead's teeth, it's time to eject and grab up a copy of Innocent Blood or The Hunger.
So do yourself a favor and rent this first if you are considering a purchase, or even better, back slowly away from it and count yourself lucky to have missed it.