30 Days of Night (2007) Review
Written by: Gardenofstone10
When this movie first came out, I bought it immediately. However, being strapped for cash, I had to sell it before I could watch it and at the time, I wasn't heartbroken. Of course, I have heard surprisingly great things about it, so when my friend added me for free to his Netflix account (to stream directly to my XBOX360) I streamed this one.
Plot of the movie. Barrow, Alaska is the setting of this vampire flick. In Barrow, in the movie, they have 30 days of night in the winter. In real life, I looked this up to see if it was really true, they get almost 70 days of night.
Strange things start happening like someone kills a pack of cute dogs, which isn't cool! Of course, these strange things lead to murders. Josh Hartnett finds someones head on a pole and warns everyone to stay inside and load their weapons. These creatures are vampires. Cool looking vampires.
Slowly, one by one, the vampires pick off the people left in the town. The remaining townspeople fight back. A couple vampires are killed along the way, but it isn't until Josh Hartnett that the vampires are threatened. Joshy boy injects himself with blood from one of the vampires thus becoming one. Josh has a showdown with the lead vampire. After, literally, punching a hole through his head, the other vampires are threatened and leave. I won't say the very end, but it's rather sad. Alright, I will say. He sits on a cliff with his wife and watch the sun come up, with him burning to a crisp and her crying.
The ending is my only problem with this movie. He knew that he'd burn up in light so why not just come out at night? Why kill yourself. Totally not cool. But then again, vampires live off of killing others and he was a cop, so kind of makes sense. I'd kill to survive.
The movie keep up with an intense level of action blending with the eerie feeling of seclusion. This movie very much reminded me of how I felt with John Carpenter's The Thing. Only a select number of people in an environment closed off to the outside world. Makes for a great horror movie.
For all the crappy vampire movies out there, this one is one of the better ones. I can see myself rebuying this one sooner rather than later. Peace.