Rise: Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez. With Robert Forster, Cameron Richardson, Lucy Liu, Allan Rich. A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.
“The snoopy reporter Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) is called by her nerd colleague Ethan Mills (Kevin Wheatley) that has deciphered a code and found an address in Koreatown from information of the Goth Tricia Rawlins (Margo Harshman) about a bloody cult. Sadie does not give attention to Ethan, but when she sees on the front page of the news that Tricia has been found dead in a dumpster in Koreatown, she decides to visit the address. She finds an abandoned house with a gruesome basement full of blood and she immediately drives to Ethanu0026#39;s apartment. She finds the place in a complete mess and is abducted by a stranger and taken to Bishop (James Du0026#39;Arcy), who wants to know what Tricia has told her. Then, Bishop and his mate Eve (Carla Gugino) kill Sadie and they have a necrophilic threesome with her body. Later, Sadie awakes in the freezer of the morgue and sooner she realizes that she is a vampire and promises revenge to her sire.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe low-paced u0026quot;Riseu0026quot; is a different vampire movie, with sex, blood and naked women. The screenplay discloses the plot in a non-linear chronology, but there is no unexpected twist or any part difficult to be understood. I expected some surprise regarding Sadieu0026#39;s savior Arturo, but this character has been completely forgotten after his short but important participation. The end gives a hint to a possible sequel and in this case and if Eve told the truth to Sadie, Arturo might have an important role replacing the evil Bishop as the leader of the cult that worships sex and blood as the greatest pleasures of mankind. I have never seen Lucy Liu undressing so many times like in u0026quot;Riseu0026quot;, but the nudity situations are not free exploitation, being suitable to the context of the sexy story. My vote is seven.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTitle (Brazil): u0026quot;Riseu0026quot;”