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Summary: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (imdb)
Urghh I haven't watched Home and Away for about 15 years, however, I cannot watch films with Melissa George without being reminded of the annoying quivering bottom lipped dumb ass look she constantly had slapped on her face. This is a rather unfair rating of both the film and MG; I don't care.
Director of Hard candy decides to make a vampire movie based on comic book with Sam Raimi producing it (I admit that the movies he has produced are pretty bad but come on the guy is Sam Raimi). How could it go wrong? Well it can and it did. Somewhere along the line they turned the movie into your regular cheesy horror flick without any sight of logic.
The majestic clouds and snowscapes on the last day of light ignite hope for a sense of style, but the superhuman strength and speed of the monsters soon prepare you for boredom and monotony, albeit gory boredom and monotony. A brief recurrence of majesty: the aerial view of slaughter, splotches of red on a field of snow, an action painting in motion.
the movie is amusing but nothing more. Some gruesome visuals in it and it totally tears apart the complexity of the vampire mind and turns them into mindless killing machines. Blood & Chocolate, Underworld and Perfect Creature do a much nicer and more in too depth job. This is just your average slaughterfest
Weak stuff, and even an interesting Alaskan backdrop can't save it (constant faltering in the CGI department didn't help either). I disagree with the producers about how creepy vampires should look like, what they have come up with in my opinion is bizarre, a bit funny, but mainly annoying. I think this movie was the audition of the director for the damned Twilight series, and he got what he wanted; so who am I to speak?
Beautifully shot, but marred by a silly third act. Danny Huston is brilliant in this take on vampires as a completely different race of creatures, that happens to see people as meat. The scene where the vampires are using a little girl as bait is deliciously dark. And there's a something to say about a vampire that points to the sky and says "God? No God!". Some reviews complain about bad acting. This is true. But since when were Oscar-winning performances ever paramount for the horror genre?
Nice concept and reasonably solid but the characters just do not work well at all. I can't even remember their names five minutes after watching let alone any defining personality traits. Monster siege movies are dependent on good characters - contrast with Tremors or Alien. 30 Days of Night just doesn't do anything interesting and has a really stupid ending to top it off.