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Maximillian or Max for short is a vampire and the main antagonist of the horror comedy Wes Craven film Vampire in Brooklyn. He was portrayed by Eddie Murphy who also portrays Mr. Maximillian was born in ancient Egypt and he along with his kind, the Vampires known by many names such as Nosferatu, Des Vampyr, the undead and Hominus Nortuna were exiled by the country's human inhabitants. Other vampires including Maximillian went to the comforting islands of the Carribean while many others of his kind fled to the Carpathian Mountains and the regional land of Transylvania in Romania, Europe. Maximillian and his fellow bloodsuckers lived there for happy centuries feasting on unweary travelers and living in isolation, until they were discovered by a group of humans who then exterminated the rest of his kind, and Maximillain alone survived the attack. An abandoned ship crashes into a dockyard in Brooklyn, New York, and the ship inspector, Silas Green, inspects it, finding it full of corpses. Elsewhere, Julius Jones , Silas' nephew, has a run-in with some Italian mobsters. Just as the two goons are about to kill Julius, Maximillian, a suave, mysterious vampire who arrived on the ship in his intricately carved coffin , intervenes and kills them.
Murphy his brother , and Michael Lucker. The 25th anniversary of a film always beckons the question: did it age well? In most cases, the answer is no especially in regards to dialogue but there were some silver linings to this wacky horror flick released back in It should be noted that this film casually makes fun of trans people and women, a sign of the time Hollywood relied on cheap jokes in order to appeal to the cisgender, male masses. He has come to Brooklyn in search of the last vampire of his coven, since the entire race had been chased out of Africa and now eliminated from their Caribbean home. In a wisecrack against the well-known Nosferatus of cinema, Maximillian expresses that "vampires with taste went to the south of Africa and eventually over the Atlantic. After rescuing Julius from Italian mafiosos, Maximillian turns him into a ghoul to aid him in his search for his true love.