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Night Watch

This fantasy-thriller set in modern-day Moscow was a smash hit in Russia. Unfortunately, a lot gets lost in translation, resulting in a film that looks incredibly cool, but doesn't make a whole lot of sense. The story is an unholy melding of The Matrix and Harry Potter, in which the supernaturally powered forces of light do battle with the forces of darkness. As is usually the case with this sort of thing, everybody's after some mystical kid who will either destroy the world or save it. It's hard to tell if people are supposed to be witches or vampires or shapeshifters or what. But the special effects overload won't allow you much time to worry about such plot intricacies. Part one of an as-yet-unfinished trilogy. In Russian with English subtitles. 114 minutes R.