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Josh Hartnett Toplining 30 Days of Night

I saw this last month. It was pretty good. I wouldn't call it mind-blowing or the best vampire film ever made, but certainly one of the better ones in the last decade (possibly the best since Shadow of the Vampire in 2000). They were scary., albeit a little too dumb for my tastes (better than zombies but other than the leader the vampires weren't cunning, just like a pack of raptors, and I think it is scarier when the vampires are smarter than the humans) and the beginning dragged too much. But entertaining with a great ending and IMO middle. Grusome, in your face and with some actual character development.

I give it a 7.5/10. I hope this shows a trend of returning to the classic Bram Stoker vampire and not the goth/emo chique vampire that kids emulate as an image of sexual liberation (I understand the last part was a subtext in Stoker's novel, but for entirely different purposes). Also a horror movie with depth of character in 2007...who knew?
 
Saw this today and liked it a lot, the first movie to make vampires scary again for a LONG time, and i liked Hartnett when i dont normally do, MG was good as well, and Mark Boone Junior was excellent IMO.

Some great set-pieces and tense moments, gave it an 8 on the poll but rated it more like a 7.5/10.

Did anyone else think the ending set up a sequel as well?

Yeah, but I think that was intentional considering the comic has a sequel coming too.
 
I saw this last month. It was pretty good. I wouldn't call it mind-blowing or the best vampire film ever made, but certainly one of the better ones in the last decade (possibly the best since Shadow of the Vampire in 2000). They were scary., albeit a little too dumb for my tastes (better than zombies but other than the leader the vampires weren't cunning, just like a pack of raptors, and I think it is scarier when the vampires are smarter than the humans) and the beginning dragged too much. But entertaining with a great ending and IMO middle. Grusome, in your face and with some actual character development.

I give it a 7.5/10. I hope this shows a trend of returning to the classic Bram Stoker vampire and not the goth/emo chique vampire that kids emulate as an image of sexual liberation (I understand the last part was a subtext in Stoker's novel, but for entirely different purposes). Also a horror movie with depth of character in 2007...who knew?

I was shocked at that as well, some good character development in the movie, i was pleasantly surprised.

Yeah, but I think that was intentional considering the comic has a sequel coming too.

Excellent, i would like to see a sequel to this definately.
 
Saw it yesterday (opened in Finland). Didn't like it. They had changed it too much from the comic. Creating new characters, leaving out important characters, changing character's doings etc. crap. They were unnecessary and didn't really lead into anything.

Why the hell did the vampires speak some stupid space language?! Plus they didn't act anything like in the comics.

Where was the fcking blood that was in the comic?! And gore. Some good gore scenes were there though. Loved the ax stuff.

And they kinda ruined the possibilities for the sequel(s). They could still do Dark Days, but much of would have to be altered. I hope they won't do it. Leave it in peace. It doesn't need to get raped.

+ Melissa George
+ Ax stuff
+ cinematography

- everything else

2 / 5
 
Just wait Rac, now a bunch of people will come in proclaiming how great and original the vampire Klingon was. (Note to these people: Don't.)
 
Yeah, seen that before in this thread... I just thought it was fcking stupid. It sounded to me like Geonosian.
 
^Awesome, i liked this movie, and will be getting it on DVD.
 
I want to get this on DVD but was wondering if anyone has heard if there might be a Directors/Unrated version that comes out later.

I just don't want to waste money buying it now and then they double dip later.
 
do you really think a director's cut would make the movie a whole lot better?

it was a pretty damn cool flick. I say get it now.
 
I haven't seen it yet but wanted to. It looked really good and everyone I know who saw it said it was probably the best horror/vampire flick in a long time.

I plan on buying it anyway but I'm a huge horror fan and YES usually the Unrated/Director's Cuts are in fact better (for horror films at least)because they put in scenes that the studio/ratings board didn't want in at the theatres. IE: more blood/violence
 
Well, one thing this movie did not skimp on was the awesome violence. Dull axe to the neck 3 times in a row before the head kind of tips off and the guy falls into a giant meat grinder?

Yes.
 
I agree i dont think they were playing it safe or anything with the blood and violence

I like that one vampire who was kinda moving around like a shark.
 
just got done watching it. What i enjoyed was the character development, the set pieces and the way it looked. It was creepy as hell and compared to the last few years in horror films, very unconventional. I liked the fact that the vampires weren't these "sexy", long haired, leather pants wearing, "tragic" whimps. These guys were Max Schreck to the extreme: Ugly, disease ridden, scary and violent.

The problem was, i wasn't "into it" at all. I just kinda sat there and watched it. I didn't find it scary(i don't find much horror films these days scary anyway) and it didn't really make me feel uncomfortable. Acting was great, effects were great, but i wasn't feeling it at all. Honestly, i was kind of let down by it.

The concept of vampires taking over a small Alaskan town for 30 days of night is a great one. Maybe i felt let down because, unlike in the comic, we don't get an idea of what's going on with the vampires. They should have spoke english, with an unidentifiable euro-accent or something. I liked that alot in the comic. They should have kept it, along with Vicente, as i felt it made the ending a bit more tragic.

The vampires in the movie, to me, were used to this effect: "Hey, someone needs to die. Speak in your vampire language, kill some one to scare the audience and then we'll leave you alone."

I dont know. I felt they could have done so much more for it to make it a great movie. I think it's only a good, if not decent, horror flick. Far better than the rest these last few years, but could have been way better.

Anyone know if this made enough to warrant a sequel? I wouldn't mind seeing Return to Barrow on the big screen. That's my favorite book.
 
Has there been any news on a sequel to this? The movie was a success at the BO so i thought they would be making another one.
 

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