30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Almost a year has passed since Barrow, Alaska's population was decimated by vampires. Stella, mourning her husband's murder, has been travelling the world trying to convince others that vampires exist.
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Didnt really care for either version of the movie but if I had to pick, I'd say this 1 was better.I remember the original as boring & I might've fell asleep while watching it but Dark Days had enough to keep me interested & I didnt fall asleep
- dukeakasmudge, Monday, October 11, 2010
I've never read the graphic novel, or any of the subsequent books. However, I loved the first movie. I think it's extremely atmospheric, with good performances, good scares, and is one of my favorite vampire movies. I just finished watching the sequel, and man...what a turd. If you took out all the sequences of characters moving slowly, staring menacingly at each other, then the movie would last 5 minutes. It's badly written, directed, and acted. Not one of the characters, either human or vampire, is even remotely interesting. They all have their stories of how vampires ruined their lives, and turned them into hunters. But these people are so bad at hunting, so scared of their own shadows, and seemingly so inexperienced, how have they survived this long? In fact when Diora Baird loses her cool, and screams like a schoolgirl running down a dark passageway, it makes me wonder if anyone involved had any concept of who these characters are supposed to be. The next paragraph will contain a MAJOR SPOILER...so skip it if you plan on watching the movie. Mia Kirschner does the typical evil queen routing, slowly walking among her minions, and whispering orders to kill, but shows no real power, so one has to wonder why all these vampires follow her to begin with. And...SPOILER AHEAD...she's dispatched completely without a fight in this movie! So much for the mightiest vampire who decides for all the others what happens. If she's the brilliant leader, you might as well leave the vampires alone, because their stupidity will eventually cause all of their deaths. But...she DOES have GREAT ass! Ok...end spoiler. The action sequences are haphazard, and shot with more of the damn "shaky cam" that I hate so much. The action mainly consists of close ups of machine guns going off, and shadowy vampires either getting hit, or moving out of the way. With the camera shaking so much, it's hard to say for sure who gets killed or when. Although there is one brief moment of intelligence, and good cinematography, when the hunters shoot out sections of the roof of the building they are in, allowing the sunlight to pour through, creating a barrier of light between them and the vampires. Other than that, there's not one thing to get excited about. I've always called the orignal 30 Days Of Night the "Anti-Twilight". No form of popular entertainment has done more to pussify vampires than Twilight. I tell people "You want to see what vampires are supposed to be like? Watch 30 Days Of Night". Now I'm going to be forced to tell them to make sure they watch the original. Because if they watch this one, it might just make someone a Twilight fan, even if they have never been one.
- moviefan1725, Saturday, October 2, 2010
"30 Days of Night: Dark Days" delivers some gruesome death scenes and graphic gore with good special effect and a couple of scares BUT it is a bland vampire movie/sequel with a lame and predictable the story and a bit dragged pace. Unnecessary and completely forgettable sequel.
- John2223, Sunday, September 26, 2010