This movie is one of the worst adaptations I have ever seen. I fell in love with the book. I was so excited when I heard they were making the movie. I was disapointed when I heard that Aaliyah was playing Akasha, but I figured it would be ok still yet. I WAS SO WRONG. There are too many damn inconsitencies, and I think the novel was butchered. I am a huge Anne Rice/Vampire chronicles fan, and this movie makes the book seem awful. The queen of the damned is my favorite title from the whole series, probably because of the history that it gives you on Anne Rice's vampires. Where the hell is the history in the movie? There may be SOME history in the movie, but it's not even correct. And I disagree with others....I don't even think this movie is enjoyable at all. Even when looking at it from a neutral standpoint, trying to forget that I have read the wonderful piece of literature that is the book, I still think the movie is awful. Bad acting, poor plot, it's too fast, the ending was too quick, and too cheap, hell, the whole movie seemed cheap. I think it should've been released straight to video and stuck on the shelves with all the other poorly made B vampire movies. You wanna watch a good vampire movie? Go watch Interview with a Vampire. It was a MUCH better adaptation, and Tom Cruise portrayed Lestat magnificently. DON'T BUY THIS MOVIE...It's nothing but a waste of money and time.