At first, I didn’t understand this movie very well until I read the book The Vampire Lestat, because it helped me understand Lestat better. While many people give their sympathy for Louis, I think he deserved it and speak highly of Lestat. Not only because the actor Tom Cruise is my favorite, but also the role itself.
Every time Lestat gave the embrace to others, he would say, "I’m going to give you a choice I never had.” Now I know why he said this. Lestat was forced to be a vampire, but he didn’t complain about it. Instead, he accepted the reality and enjoyed the immortal life at every single night. If we couldn’t change the world, we could only change ourselves to suit the world. If we can’t own what we love, we may learn to love what we own. This is exactly what Lestat did. Nevertheless, he couldn’t help expressing his deepest sorrow and helplessness through these words. This is the human authenticity that the novels and the movie tell us.
Besides, I appreciate a sentence said by Lestat, which is, Evil is a point of view. Indeed, everything has two aspects. We need to draw conclusions critically. Just take vampires as an example. In humans’ opinion, vampires are the devil, for they kill human beings indiscriminately just to feed themselves. But as vampires, they kill creatures because they need food, just the same as we have breakfast, lunch and dinner. If humans regard vampires as the devil, we will be the devil, too. The things we eat would also regard us as killers, if they had thoughts.