30 Days Of Night-30 days of Night (2007)
Ted Adams, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert
Stuart Beattie, Brian Nelson, Steve Niles
Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith
Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Mark Boone Junior, Ben Foster
Columbia Pictures, Ghost House Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, HorrorFlix
1 Hour and 53 Minutes (113 min.)
$102,254,137 (έως 25-10-2007)
A new approach of vampires? This is probably the picture that tries to pass the "30 Days of Night" in which vampires eliminate the seductive, Gothic character and turn into ungainly, bloodthirsty beasts tearing their victims without pity. Another novelty of this film is the evolution of action in snowy environment, this afiloxenis of Alaska where the night lasting proves perfect ' ally ' of aimodipsoys gang of vampires and simultaneously obsessive nightmare for prospective victims. The protagonists are a pair of cops, the Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett) and his wife Stella (Melissa George) along with a small group of survivors from the overwhelming onslaught of vampires trying to escape from the small town of Alaska and escape from the appetites of hungry vampires. Vampires have yet important advantage after the prolonged duration of polar night ensures seamless action protecting them from sunlight.
The film begins with atmospheric images of a ship that appears "damaged", something like "Ghost ship", close to the frozen shores of Alaska. In the same shot a mysterious man goes toward the point of the ship. The Airport closes for a month that will last and darkness whosoever he gone left. Soon mysterious outbreaks of violence make their appearance in the city. Guard dogs are maimed, people disappear, the media cease to operate. So here we find a known pattern in horror films where several bad omens for giving us the horrors that will follow. The start is sufficient until the full revelation of vampires who don't takes too long. Their team hit in the city accompanied by chaos, violence and anarchy. And of course much gore, a high enough grade for movie with vampires.
The film is based on the comic strip of the same name written in 2002 by Steve Niles.
Beyond starting problems. A key disadvantage is the speed with which they pass the days (or more correctly the nights!), as it's a quick flipping book without already being made believable the ease with which the few survivors remain hidden in their hideout in an attic. It seems annoying that the vampire with the oxymenes superhuman strength and senses do not detect survivors for so many days. Must be exhausted the patience of the people or to resort to silly exits despair to put vampires in action and enjoy killing. I would say, so many excesses we've seen in horror movies, this one in it broke down? Yet the extreme ease with which the writer xepetaei the days ticking really badly.
Problem is identified and the moderate performance of actors and especially of little Josh Hartnett who cannot become heroic character even if it tries. You may not have. Another problem is found in non-explanation of the origin of vampires. Just appear, it becomes what is done and ande hi. (E), does not go so. If a film creators want to make correct and complete work must delve more into the background of the characters. Sometimes the movie tries to show a dramatic data on e.g. pictures of self-sacrifice or family tragedy but chantakwnetai from mediocre acting and the anempneystoys dialogues.
Positive impression however create the reasons that lead the leader of the vampires in ancient jargon advising alike for how you should move each time. If anything gives an occult hint at events and at the same time a little more depth to the film. The interpretation of Danny Huston (21 Grams, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as the leader of the vampires is excellent and we compensate somewhat for the mediocrity of the rest. Positively judged the dramatic finale and the dark photo.
30 Days Of Night
- The impressive sequences where one of people wreaking havoc at vampire camp driving a backhoe with a specular effect. One of the few highly pwrwtikes moments of the film.
- Barbaric beheading of an infected given with realism and sheer brutality. We are not accustomed to beheadings that they at first and pictures like this certainly shocking.
- The dramatic finale with a backdrop of the longed-for dawn.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Original and ideal environment the evolution of action, enough gore, fearsome and majestic vampires, dark photo, touching finale.
Backsliding in the scenario, interpretations of less than circumstances, poor character development.