Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Night Watch was an interesting Russian movie. This popular movie broke some cinematic records in Russia. It just had to be the special effects. I find it interesting that many people compare this movie to the Matrix when they're nothing similar.
This movie started off with an ancient battle of good and evil in the medival times. However, soldiers of both sides were equally dying. Both generals were aware of this and called a truce. The truce was that people had free will to choose whichever path they decided, whether it be light or dark, as long as there is peace and order. The Dark are called Day Watchers, monitoring people of the light. The Light are called Night Watchers, monitoring people of the dark. They specifically monitor the Others, who are shapeshifters, vampires, witches, wizards, seers and sorcerers.
The movie jumped to modern day Moscow. Anton approached a witch to kill an unborn baby of his girlfriend, whom he discovered is not his. In the midst of a spell which has been causing his girlfriend to writhe in pain in another place, the Night Watchers appeared and stopped the witch's spell and had her arrested. Meanwhile, Anton started to see the future. He discovered that he is a Seer.
Then, the movie jumped to 12 years later. That's where things start to get interesting. Anton is sent to protect a child. However, the Dark want him as well. Will Anton be able to protect the child from the Dark?