|Directed by:||David Slade|
|Written by:||Stuart Beattie|
|Cast:||Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster|
|Genre:||Comic Book, Horror|
Vampires haven't been kickin ass on the big screen for quite some time. The last good vamp flick I remember has to be From Dusk Till Dawn. So the genre was definitley in need of some new blood. And since these graphic novel adaptations seem to be so hot these days, why not make it a 30 days of night flick? And after seeing the trailer, I was pretty stoked myself.
But the flick just had something missing. It jumped into all these pretty crazy situations unrelentlessly, as if Mr.Hartnet knew exactly what was going to happen the whole time. And the same can be said about most of the other actors as well. But despite the cheesey dialogue and bad acting, I couldn't help but dig the flick (just a little anyways). The concept at hand here was so cool, in my mind, that it was really pretty hard for me to lose interest. But they did their best to push it as far as they could.
So I'll definitley be checking out the source material, since that's what seemed to be the driving force behind the picture, as well as future projects with David Slade directing. I kind of had this deja vu feeling while watching this, that I was watching Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead. There was every reason for me to hate both films, but the inventive styles of both films kept me from turning it off.
So its a decent vampire flick, but nothing epic about it like I was hoping for. Definitley be checking out the graphic novels though.