30 Days of Night
Cross over to the dark side in this bone-chilling adaptation of the cult-hit graphic novel. In a small Alaskan town, a growing band of bloodthirsty vampires thrust the living into a deadly game of cat and mouse... and screams.
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Very-bloody vampire movie lacks bite. No kids.
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Rotten: Feels derivative of 28 Days Later.
- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Friday, January 11, 2008
Rotten: It's clear the film script has gone through the standard Hollywood death-of-a-thousand-rewrites wringer to emerge as shadow of its former self, drained of much of its creative synergy.
- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star, Friday, October 19, 2007
Surprisingly scary, wasn't aware it was about zombies. A must see!
- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011
Weird ellipses cheat us in the narrative ... Jump cuts in the fights and the strobey effect make things look like a video game melee ... Dialogue and timing is great until Ben Foster, as a grizzled vagrant Renfield figure opens his mouth 10 minutes in. The whole movie is elevated by a several stunning images of human beings walking across vast, desolate snowscapes against towering clouds. With man already pitted against nature, vampires are really a bum trip. There are some great comic book style close-ups. Not sure how I feel about these tattooed vampires who look like the mutants in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and act like smarty-pants werewolves who worship the philosophy of Max Stirner. Too much stuff with brothers, wives and grandmothers is added to make Josh Harnett look more like a sentimental role model or a hero with gravitas ( --they never did this to Harnett's doppelganger Jan Michael Vincent, whose etched, angular good looks made him seem about as feeling as his character from The Mechanic). Mark Boone Jr. is likable just for his character's taking action instead of moments to emote. Danny Huston makes a great monster. Ben Foster is no tough guy or grizzled anything; he just does it better than Ben Savage would. (-- Foster somehow got to play Jan Michael Vincent's role in the remake of The Mechanic.)
- adammahler1, Tuesday, February 15, 2011