Good-looking pulp horror action splatter-fest based upon graphic novel. It was filmed in New Zealand so the film consist mostly of local actors and actresses who do a good job, but American Josh Hartnett look out-of-place as local heroic sheriff. The gore effects are top-notch and the violence intense, but the vampires themselves lack personality and look more like mutated zombie versions from "28 Days Later".
Good vampire movie with a definite The Thing vibe considering the setting. The production design, photo, score and acting are all pretty great. It´s a shame that the direction and plot is quite uneven and while the movie aims high it never reaches its full potential. My biggest gripe is how the vampires move and act, very 28 days later which does the movie a disservice. Otherwise a very decent movie worth your time.
This is my scriptwriting movie. And what I mean by that is, I put this movie on in the background when I need to do work, but I'm willing to procrastinate a little. So I look up every time the (awesome, awesome-looking) vampires are on screen, and then I go back to my work. I'm told there is a decidedly better comic book out there, so perhaps check that out instead.
10 premières minutes intrigantes & 5 dernières poétiques. Les 100 autres minutes sont du filler pas du thriller. David SLADE devrait (re)voir An American Werewolf in London, Near Dark ou Vampires. === First 10 minutes intriguing and last 5 poetic. Remaining 100 minutes are filler not thriller. David Slade should see An American Werewolf in London, Near Dark or Vampires. === With Josh HARTNETT.
Contrairement à ce qui est dit par la plupart... Je trouve que David Slade a fait un bon travail dans l'ensemble. Ce film aurait pu être un navet, mais il l'a rendu captivant. Pas besoin d'être fan d'horreur, le casting est bon et les choix de réalisation sont prenants. Je trouve vraiment qu'on retrouve les talents de Slade, on sent que chaque plan est bien pensé et qu'il tenait à ce projet.
Très décevant de la part du réalisateur du très bon Hard Candy. Histoire ennuyeuse (malgré un pitch prometteur...), vampires avec le charisme d'un vieux chat asthmatique (on ne parlera pas des acteurs). On m'a dit que la BD était très bien. Vous savez ce qu'il vous reste à faire...
[did not read the original comic] An original take on the vampire genre. Borrowing from the survivalist dynamics, more frequent in zombie movies, we get a narrative that unfolds well, not too predictably, with tensions/peaks of that "peaceful litle town devastated by monsters" flow. It is good to see a portrayal of vampires that evades the old gothic nostalgic once-human figure into this beastlike inhuman predator.
Not bad at all. Refreshing and scary for a vampire movie. Pretty entertaining and original in its league. Vampires look weird, conception is "realistic". New Hollywood and other contemporary popular movies fail to entertain or surprise or anything me. Ant that is supposedly their purpose. So I appreciate any sort of originality in that area. "Drag me to hell" and "Cabin in the woods" are OK.
Besides the fact that the vampires' design was a little lazy and pretty corny, the premise behind this arctic gore-fest is quite good. There are some great scenes, with lots of dark blood spraying in every direction. Its better than most films like this, and some scenes are so good that you can forget about some dodgy CGI work here and there - and of course, about those stupid looking vampires. Cold and entertaining.