In 2002, the late singer Aaliyah was expanding her career to become an actor as well as a singer.
Tragically, she was only able to start her movie career before she died in a plane crash.
One of the movies she starred in was Queen Of The Damned, based on the Anne Rice novel.
Lestat De Lioncourt (Stuart Townsend) has been a vampire for several centuries. Woken up by modern rock music, he becomes the front man for a rock and roll band. Jesse Reeves (Marguerite Moreau) has become fascinated by Lestat and begins to study his past, despite the danger. Lestat’s music reaches the ears of the first vampire, Akasha (Aaliyah) and wakes her up from her centuries long sleep.
To be fair, I have never read any of Anne Rice’s novels, so I am just going by the movie.
It was sort of campy with a little danger factor thrown in. But it was a fun movie, the type that a moviegoer could loose themselves in for a few hours.
Were the critics wrong? Yes and no.