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"The 30 Days Of Night post"
Fri Oct-19-07 09:11 PM by ZooTown74

  

          

Trailer:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=518&item=0

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I was with you until I saw Hartnett
Jun 19th 2007
1
Eh. It's a horror movie. There is wiggle room for acting ability.
Jun 19th 2007
3
      Good point.
Jun 19th 2007
4
This has already been posted
Jun 19th 2007
2
up anyway.
Jun 20th 2007
5
I'm glad the vamps look like monsters vs. the Anne Rice type.
Jun 20th 2007
6
agreed
Jun 20th 2007
7
that Muse song
Jun 20th 2007
8
they used it in 28 weeks ltr too right
Jun 20th 2007
9
Shit, where's the clip they released? Anyone got a link?
Oct 15th 2007
10
Found it on youtube. REDBAND TRAILER & CLIP
Oct 15th 2007
11
      WOW IM HYPE!
Oct 16th 2007
14
Gotta see it.
Oct 15th 2007
12
OPENING THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!
Oct 16th 2007
13
upping this for the opening!
Oct 18th 2007
15
Chud just ripped it a new asshole (semi-spoilers)
Oct 18th 2007
16
Yiiiiiiiiiiikes.
Oct 18th 2007
17
Not reading that. Seeing it anyway. Fuck it. lol n/m
Oct 18th 2007
18
"no god"
Oct 18th 2007
19
i love that snippet in the previews. you watch the clip that....
Oct 18th 2007
20
Newsarama: It's better than the book
Oct 18th 2007
21
if this guy is right, then chud is smoking that crack.
Oct 18th 2007
22
can't stop. won't stop. n/m
Oct 19th 2007
23
this must be Medellin: The Prequel...
Oct 19th 2007
24
i read the book the other day (quasi-spoiler)
Oct 19th 2007
25
Quick Thoughts
Oct 19th 2007
26
      *spoiler alert* (just to answer you question since you saw it)
Oct 20th 2007
27
      Also, did I miss something...where did these bloodsuckers come from, why...
Oct 20th 2007
29
      RE: Quick Thoughts
Oct 20th 2007
37
           Yeah that's what I thought
Oct 20th 2007
38
Ridiculous even for a vampire movie
Oct 20th 2007
28
RE: Ridiculous even for a vampire movie
Oct 20th 2007
30
I liked it, but it had some of the worst dialogue since alien vs predato...
Oct 20th 2007
31
Fuck the hate. I really enjoyed this movie.
Oct 20th 2007
32
Ben Foster, the overhead shot and the little girl
Oct 20th 2007
33
RE: Fuck the hate. I really enjoyed this movie.
Oct 20th 2007
39
#1 in the box office
Oct 20th 2007
34
Good, that Rendition movie looked shitty.
Oct 24th 2007
48
If you thought Queen of the Damned sucked, wait til u see this.
Oct 20th 2007
35
RE: If you thought Queen of the Damned sucked, wait til u see this.
Oct 20th 2007
40
      That's a good question, and honestly I'm a sucker for vamp flicks
Oct 20th 2007
41
so should i go to the 5 o clock or not?
Oct 20th 2007
36
I wasn't impressed.....it wasn't bad, but not good
Oct 21st 2007
42
Agree.
Oct 21st 2007
43
It was pretty cool, not great but I didn't go in expecting it to be the....
Oct 22nd 2007
44
I enjoyed the hell outta this *spoilers*
Oct 22nd 2007
45
OMG
Oct 24th 2007
46
RE: OMG
Oct 24th 2007
47
Thumbs up for the blood and gore
Feb 22nd 2008
49
CoSign.
Mar 10th 2008
51
Liked it, a solid popcorn flick
Mar 10th 2008
50
Oddly enough, this wasn't even the original post
Sep 30th 2008
52

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1. "I was with you until I saw Hartnett"
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Now I'm not so sure.

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3. "Eh. It's a horror movie. There is wiggle room for acting ability."
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6. "I'm glad the vamps look like monsters vs. the Anne Rice type."
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Nothing against Anne Rice, but with all the vamp movies in the last few years, I was getting sick of the "cool and sexy" portrayal of the King of the Monsters.





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9. "they used it in 28 weeks ltr too right"
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10. "Shit, where's the clip they released? Anyone got a link?"
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11. "Found it on youtube. REDBAND TRAILER & CLIP"
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16. "Chud just ripped it a new asshole (semi-spoilers)"
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http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=reviews&id=12214

Rarely outside of the ouvre of Michael Bay has a movie looked so good and been so well shot and yet been so completely, thoroughly moronic. 30 Days of Night is a stupid, stupid film, a disaster at the script and casting stages. It's like a turd covered in tasty Ghirardelli chocolate - as soon as you sink your teeth in you know you've got mouthful of sweetened shit.

What's most disappointing about this film is that it is directed by David Slade, whose debut, Hard Candy, positioned him as not just a great shooter but someone with an actual interest in the content of his films, and most importantly a sure touch with actors. That movie is a two-hander that could work just as well on stage, but Slade manages to keep everything dynamic and brings out career making performances from Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page. The announcement that Slade would be doing 30 Days of Night next excited me: the comic series is absolutely terrible, written by one of the most odious hacks in the business, Steve Niles*, but it has a killer concept. In the comic, a brood of vampires descends on a northern Alaska town where night lasts a whole month during the winter. I don't know how original that concept is, but it's certainly not been overdone. I had hoped that Slade would take the great concept and then make a real movie with it, bringing the deft touch he had shown with Hard Candy. Instead, he made an exact adaptation of the spirit of the comic: inane, boring, without characters but totally fucking cool looking.

The script to 30 Days of Night is so bad I find myself hard pressed to believe that it was ever actually read by anyone involved. It's incredible that a screenplay as fundamentally inert as this could have three writers - Niles, Brian Nelson and the usually not so hideously awful Stuart Beattie. Every line is a clunker, and every time a character opens their mouth because you know not only will they deliver a poorly written, unnatural line of dialogue, they're going to deliver it like an amateur thespian doing a self-important reading of the Gettysburg Address. Only Ben Foster seems to understand the sort of pulp junk he's in, and he sinks his teeth (inevitable vampire pun) into his role as The Stranger, a gumbo-lovin' Renfield type who leads the vamp pack to the land of the Northern Lights.

Slade delivers nice shots and visuals but he makes narrative mistake after mistake. The idea of a group of people trying to survive a month in a town overrun with vampires and engulfed in darkness only works on three conditions: you know the group of people, you feel the passage of time and you understand the geography of the town. 30 Days of Night fails on every one of these conditions. Slade makes almost no effort to establish the layout of Barrow, Alaska; we get to know a couple of locations, but never figure out how they relate to each other. The characters are trying to get to the Utilador (it sounds like a Spaniard who fights the electric company in an arena), which is variously too far outside of town to ever reach and close enough to the very center of town that characters can look out the window and recognize other characters hiding under cars. Slade has an impressive helicopter shot that pans down the main street of Barrow showing the vampires wreaking havoc on the whole town, but again the lack of geography erases almost any meaning from the scene - it's a snowy strip of street! - and the rest of the meaning goes out the window when you have no idea who the little figures being massacred are. It's a metaphor for the whole film: looks cool, utterly unengaging.

The lack of geographic understanding is frustrating because the characters we're following, a small motley crew of survivors, are moving from location to location attempting to get to the Utilador. When they go from one place to another, or discuss going from one place to another, there's no engagement, since these places do not exist in any relation to one another. More frustrating than this, though, is the way that there feels like no passage of time at all. It's tough to show time passing without the rising or setting of the sun, but the events of the film really feel like they take place over the course of a few hours; nobody seems concerned about supplies, there's little tension within the group despite the fact that they're constantly moments from death (this isn't helped by the fact that no one in the group has an identifiable character, although more on that later), and the only seeming wardrobe or make-up change is that Josh Hartnett grows a 'beard,' although I entertained the idea that one of the other survivors copied a prank from Jackass Number 2 and glued their pubes to his face. Without a sense of the passage of time, the weight of the situation these characters are facing quickly dissipates - the horror of dealing with vampires for a couple of hours is very different from the horror of dealing with them for weeks on end, but if you don't make me feel the siege, I won't feel the tension.

That tension should be coming from places besides the monsters, by the way. One of the things that makes 'survival horror' movies like the Dead films or The Thing great is that the danger isn't only coming from outside. While Slade and the 'writers' may have not wanted to get into the usual tropes of the 12 Angry Men Meets Frankenstein genre of horror movies, they err in the other direction, making their group so homogenous as to be boring. There's some disagreement at the beginning, but that is cleared up quickly. Most of the survivors are as good as faceless; when one guy gets bitten by a vampire and begins to change he delivers some fucking speech about his family that was killed in a car accident years ago and I found myself wondering why I should care for this guy who had been set up in a two minute long scene an hour earlier. One or two of the survivors have a characteristic as opposed to a character - an old man who is senile, his son who is worried about him, Hagrid who keeps to himself - but I couldn't tell you anybody's name. I couldn't tell you anything about them beyond that single characteristic. And by the end, I couldn't tell you why I cared if they lived or died.

This apathy extends to the main characters. Josh Hartnett and Melissa George seem carved from some kind of styrofoam here - not only are they delivering lifeless performances, they're light as feathers. They're terrible, absolutely wretched, and close to unwatchable in their roles. But they get off better than poor Danny Huston, who is actually humiliated by the movie. Huston's a fine actor, and to see him reduced to the King of the Vampires...

First a word on Slade's vampires. These aren't the suave undead of Anne Rice. They're feral pack animals with poor hygiene - they never wipe the blood from their faces. They are also apparently nerds, since they speak to each other in what sounds like Klingon the whole movie (at first the idea of a vampire language is neat, and then it just becomes silly and pretentious to have subtitles in a film like this, or at least subtitles for a made-up language). For some people this is a neat spin on vampires, but for me it's boring. Why does The Stranger want to be one of these vapid beasts? The beauty of the vampire legend is that they're seductive, they offer eternal life and a good time. They're the supernatural upper class, feeding off of us plebes. In 30 Days of Night they seem like a band of better dressed crust punks, riding the rails for their next free meal and not interested in ever washing their fucking faces. Don't get me wrong: I see why the vampire legend needs updating, and in theory I wouldn't mind a feral, animalistic vampire clan, but the film doesn't seem to be able to make up its mind. They're savage, but they're organized and communicate and have a society. They come to Barrow on purpose, because of the darkness, but once they get there they kill everybody and.... just hang out? What's the point of that? They don't even have a party or anything, they just seem content to chill out on the rooftops for the other 28 days of the month of darkness. These are not interesting vampires.

And Huston is their King, and he plays the role like he had recent brain trauma. His mouth is forever hanging open, and he looks around at everything like he doesn't even know what's going on. At first I thought he was supposed to be actually stupid - an instinctual living dead beast whose brain had quit working - and when he delivers lines of dialogue (in Klingon/vampire) like "What can be broken must be broken" or something, I felt like my Retarded Vampires thesis was supportable. But it doesn't seem that's what the movie is presenting, and we're supposed to realize that the vamps are like really smart or evolved or something or other. They just seemed to suck, as far as I'm concerned. And yes, that's more vampire punnery.

30 Days of Night does deliver some strong gore, but it takes the movie a while to get to that point. And while Slade does have some wonderful shots up his sleeve, he relies on the worst variation of the shaky cam for much of the action; shaky cam should be in tight and make us feel like we're in the middle of the action, but Slade often sets his camera far away and then shakes the shit out of it (some of it seemed like it may have been shook in post, which is weird), and this doesn't make you feel like you're in the action but maybe in a truck with no shocks that happens to be on a bumpy road near the action.

I really wanted so much more out of this movie, and out of David Slade. Even if he had been stuck with this terrible, terrible script, he made no effort to redeem himself beyond the basic visuals. To see this concept fucked twice now - once in the comic, then on screen - is so very disheartening to me. On every level beyond the gore this movie left me unsatisfied and sort of depressed. What a lovely looking piece of junk.

4 out of 10

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18. "Not reading that. Seeing it anyway. Fuck it. lol n/m"
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20. "i love that snippet in the previews. you watch the clip that...."
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... comes after the redband trailer? shit has another "holy shit, wtf" type moment. it's above in my reply about the redband trailer.



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21. "Newsarama: It's better than the book"
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http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=133412

MOVIE REVIEW: 30 DAYS OF NIGHT
by Steve Ekstrom

There have been a ton of less than favorable adaptations of comic books over the last ten years that have left plenty of us with a bad taste in our movie-going mouths. When comic book fans see that initial green lighted announcement that a project from within the industry is getting the “Hollywood Treatment”—the first thing off our collective lips usually is a jaded, “I’m sure it’s going to suck—they won’t be faithful to the material.”

Well, 30 Days of Night—is not—a direct, panel by panel remake of Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s original graphic novel—it’s actually…better.

Ah-buh-buh-buh – before you hit ‘reply,’ let me explain.

It’s not so different that you should head into it with any trepidation—this isn’t like Wendy’s trying to sell you a burrito from Taco Bell. 30 Days of Night is enhanced by a newfound sense of character development and non-one liner dialog. Let me repeat that—there really aren’t any cute Hollywood one-liners in this film. Even the trailer, sporting the now-infamous clip of Marlow saying, “No God,” bears a certain gravitas that doesn’t dismiss the moment as iconic. Basically, 30 Days of Night transcends one medium to a new medium the way 300 or Sin City has—thanks to the efforts of David Slade; a score of talented actors; screenwriters Brian Nelson and Stuart Beattie; and even creator Steve Niles himself. The difference with this film and the other two is that this movie is enriched with a level of depth that isn’t necessary in the original material but is noticeably present to the fan of the comic book franchise—I say enriched because most movies that are divergent from the original material make most of us feel cheated to say the least.

Typical to movies—audiences have to have a connection to the imperiled in this type of film. Granted, none of these human characters, beyond Stella and Eben Oleson, are iconic or memorable, but that was intentional. They are food. The vampires descend over the town in a ravenous fury that I could only compare to the zombie infestation in the modern remake of Dawn of the Dead. They are like lightning in their efficiency, something shown in an overhead shot of the snowy town of Barrow, block by block, with the blood of the town’s citizens in little red puddles. It was a direct and visceral way of showing the horror the town endures.

30 Days of Night effectively captures the bleakness of the icy cold landscape of Barrow, Alaska—the set design was outstanding in it’s bleary snowiness. Contrary to the original story, where the remaining survivors hid in a basement like room—this dwindling group of remainders hides in an attic space for a chunk of time at the inset of the calamity. Also - most of the houses and buildings were on stilts and had crawl spaces—giving this extra dark and creepy place for lurking vampires and other startling revelations around your ankles. Like the graphic novel, there is an overwhelming claustrophobia piled on top of the miserable cold—the structures seem to be huddled together themselves. Further, some of the camera shots leave you feeling successfully cramped in your seat in the theater.

From the standpoint of the talent—Josh Hartnett is Eben Oleson—any fan of the original material can feel it. He bears the weight of his responsibilities and his character even shows cracks in that same resilience. Melissa George seems aloof as Stella—which gives the feel of their relationship being slightly more strained in the film than in the graphic novel. Oh, and Ben Foster really sealed the deal for me in his portrayal as the Stranger who leads the vampires to Barrow.

All told, 30 Days of Night’s not a “jump out and scare you” kind of horror movie, and the gore borders so closely to real that it isn’t so much over-the-top but you wince anyway while asking yourself, “Could I lop off my friend’s head?” It’s an eerie movie which is tonally accurate to the original source, and even though there are a number of changes from the original story, they were made more out of the necessity of storytelling logic and for the intent of unifying certain thematic elements. This film will not disappoint fans of the 30 Days of Night comics, and at the same time, it’s a solid story for unfamiliar moviegoers who will be led fairly quickly to the main course within the film as well as the pay-off in the form of its true-to-source somber finish.

Those who know the story – you won’t be disappointed. Take a friend who doesn’t know it, and they won’t be disappointed either. While you’ll both get the fun of sitting through an eerie, unsettling horror movie, you’ll also be able to witness how successfully 30 Days of Night has been translated from graphic novel to motion picture.

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cuz i'm a fan of the book.




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cuz the trailer was great but the movie SUCKED ASS!

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25. "i read the book the other day (quasi-spoiler)"
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...and thought it was a cool concept with great art, but what an awful, middle-school creative writing class "solution" to the survivors' problem. do they keep that ridiculous deus es machina in the movie?

  

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26. "Quick Thoughts"
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Just checked it out....as expected...great visuals, good action, good gore/bloody scenes, but terrible acting, poor script, HUGE PLOT HOLES.

Overall, entertaining for a rental at best.


SPOILER QUESTION FOR THOSE THAT SEEN IT:


Why did Harnett's character turn himself into a vampire and basically killing himself, then fight the leader of the vampire crew, only for the sun to come out seconds later and die???....could he have just let the female and the lil girl freeze for 10 more minutes??? WOW...everyone in the theater was like...whatthefuck???

Also, did I miss something...where did these bloodsuckers come from, why, why, and why?????

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27. "*spoiler alert* (just to answer you question since you saw it)"
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it wasn't to stop them from freezing. they were gonna burn alive because all the oil was on fire and they were in the middle of the fires heading their way...thus he had to rescue them. but yes, terrible acting and writing...and mad plot holes.

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29. "Also, did I miss something...where did these bloodsuckers come from, why..."
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There's a short film on FearNet On Demand called 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails. It's a prequel to the movie.



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37. "RE: Quick Thoughts"
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The burnt freighter in the beginning.

By the way, loved the movie.

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38. "Yeah that's what I thought"
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They were in the freighter and sent the stranger out to do their dirty work.

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28. "Ridiculous even for a vampire movie"
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The direction was terrible. Some of his tricks worked in Hard Candy but they failed here. Also, most of the film seemed like a poor rehash of things we saw in Snyder's Dawn of the Dead.

The story was basically: run to one building, fade out, fade in five days later, have Hartnett inexplicably say that they have to leave, run to another building, repeat.

The score could have been good but got to be too heavy handed.

Just a silly movie. Not even that many random moments that made you jump.

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30. "RE: Ridiculous even for a vampire movie"
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when they was at the plant why didnt they lock the hatch door?
who where these people used as bait?where was they being kept?
why couldnt stella make it to the plant? when eben or evan just walked ?

this movie has more questions than answers but the over head shot was the shit

almost felt like a video game old school gta

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31. "I liked it, but it had some of the worst dialogue since alien vs predato..."
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is the worst thing i've heard some

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the movie looked cool, and the idea was great, but it just wasnt' put together that well and had you not giving a shit by the end

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32. "Fuck the hate. I really enjoyed this movie."
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Exorcist or The Shining, it was not. but it was good gorey fun.

Not over the top imo.

i sort of half expected wire work and kill bill level arterial spraying, but was pleasantly surprised that they exercised some restraint. thank god there was no heavy metal soundtrack.

i mean i just didn't read into it as much as some of you did. i just took it for what it was and just tried to enjoy it. i really liked the way the vampires were portrayed. the way they were reinvented. the look. it pretty much stayed true to the comic only i think it sort of developed the characters a bit more.

nothing deep or groundbreaking, but a good watch for a horror fan.

my favorite part was the long panning aerial shot of the town.



  

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33. "Ben Foster, the overhead shot and the little girl"
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Those were the only two parts that I thought were any good. After that I didn't care and was bored or was laughing at Evan and Stella discussing their love for one another.

I wasn't reading into things as much as I was just bored.

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39. "RE: Fuck the hate. I really enjoyed this movie."
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I argee 100% the movie was one of the best Vampire movies I have seen. Blade and Near Dark are right up there. I don't know what people were expecting but I thought it was done well.

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34. "#1 in the box office"
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Looking like it will make 15 million this weekend.

Rendition tanked and might only make 4 million.

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48. "Good, that Rendition movie looked shitty."
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I'd rather a genre flick win over that obvious Oscar-bait trash.

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35. "If you thought Queen of the Damned sucked, wait til u see this."
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My son looked at me in disgust while saying "that really sucked"

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40. "RE: If you thought Queen of the Damned sucked, wait til u see this."
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Question what is your favorite, vampire movie to date?

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41. "That's a good question, and honestly I'm a sucker for vamp flicks"
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so it's REALLY hard for me to choose a favorite. For instance, I thought Bram Stoker's was decent. Interview with a Vampire was good in a cool/sexy kinda way. I thought the Blade series(though they got worse with each) was decent. Shit, I could look at Lost Boys every week and not get bored. Fright Night was my shit as a kid. Dusk Til Dawn was mad corny, but I enjoyed it. 30 Days of Night---> a complete disappointmet imo. It had so much potential and failed miserably. For one, I'm tired of horror/love movies--> and this failed at both. There was no plot development, no story, not one scream or jump. I walked out feeling like they got over on me.

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36. "so should i go to the 5 o clock or not?"
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42. "I wasn't impressed.....it wasn't bad, but not good"
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I woulda been pissed if I paid $10 to see it.

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Godfather of vampire movies, but it was a good decent time at the movies.

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45. "I enjoyed the hell outta this *spoilers*"
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I thought it was beautiful to look at and well thought out visually. Just take the contrasts of the first shots compared to the last shots. In the beginning it was icey cold and grey but at the end its firey read and orange everywhere in the frame.



I thought this was one of Hartnetts better performances.

The gore was well placed and well paced. The scene where dude hacks off his homey's head was THAT SHIT.. I don't care what y'all say.



When compared with modern Vamp movies, this one pwned...


Blade was/is a FREAKING JOKE.... Underworld was/is a freaking Joke except for Kate and her... Well Kate...



This one was fun to me.. Not Citizen Kane but certainly not Love at first bite either..

  

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46. "OMG"
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I havent been scared like this in a grip.

One of them reviewers gave it 2 thumbs down, but um

I almost walked out because I was so stressed out.

I felt like EYE was in that joint for about 40 days being stressed out.

After I came out though, I was like WAIT ONE COTTON PICKING MINUTE.

Why cant planes fly there just cause its dark?

  

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I think because they would have to have local workers at the airport and all of the locals that could were gone because it was going to be dark for a month.

That's the whole reason homegirl stayed she missed the last plane out.

Would you want to kick it in dark ass Barrow Alaska for a month if you didn't have to?

  

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49. "Thumbs up for the blood and gore"
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It's been a minute since I saw something happen on screen that made me say "GOD DAMN!".

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not great but good mindless gore flick.

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50. "Liked it, a solid popcorn flick"
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dialogue was a bit corny, but it's a genre film; shakespeare, they're not. And I actually like Hartnet in this, and I usually hate him. *shrug*

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52. "Oddly enough, this wasn't even the original post"
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But it was the most popular.

Up for the movie know playing on cable.

I still feel the same about it. Some very cool moments but slow and boring and the good guys were lousy. Good premise. Terrible execution.

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