I finally had a chance to watch Daywatch
last night. Directed by the guy who directed Wanted, this was the sequel to the movie based on the Russian fantasy novel Nightwatch
I had previously seen the Nightwatch movie years ago on a whim, and was interested enough to pick up the first book. I got into the whole series of books immediately after, and I remember being excited to hear they had made a Daywatch movie. But I heard bad things about it; how radically it departed from the source material (so did the first movie, btw). So, I forgot about it for years until I just stumbled upon it last night on Xbox Live. Cheap rental fee, so I said, fuck it.
As it turns out, the second movie isn't really an adaptation of the second book. It's more of a continued adaptation of the first book. And even then, it still diverges significantly from the written story.
Eh. The Nightwatch book series is really a fun read, and it's kinda cool to see the urban fantasy genre from a completely foreign point of view. Even interesting to see their take on the existence of Communism and how it came to exist. The movies provided a gateway to the books, and that was their primary value.