Wednesday, November 7, 2007

30 Days Of Night

went to parkson today. watched 30 Days Of Night. it was an okay movie. kinda scary though. and like the sound effects were abit too loud for me=\ ummm for those who havent watched it, heres the synopsis.

Barrow, Alaska, a small town on the Arctic circle, is preparing for its annual "30 days of night," a period during the winter when the sun will not be seen. People who don't want to suffer the extended darkness leave for Fairbanks or other parts south. As the town gets ready, The Stranger, rows ashore from a larger ship, then trudges towards Barrow. Once he arrives, he sets about sabotaging the town. He steals and destroys all the cell phones, destroys the town's only helicopter and kills all of the dogs.
Barrow's sheriff, Eben Oleson investigates these crimes. As he does so, he learns that his estranged wife, Stella, who moved out of town awhile ago, missed the last plane out of town and will have to spend the 30 day period in Barrow. Although they try to avoid one another, when Eben confronts The Stranger in the town diner, she helps subdue him and take him to the station house.
From the jail cell, The Stranger taunts Eben, Stella, Eben's teenage brother, Jake, and grandmother, telling them that death is coming for them. Just then, vampires attack the local telecommunications center and power supply, rendering the town dark and cut off from the outside world. Eben goes to the telecommunications center and finds the operator's head on a pike. He and Stella then go through town, trying to find the ones responsible for the gruesome crimes.
Meanwhile, the vampires, led by Marlow, attack the town. Marlow speaks in an ancient, gutteral language; the other vampires shriek. Unless they are shot in the head, bullets are useless against them, and they slaughter most of the town, including Eben's grandmother. Those who survive congregate in the diner. The vampires attack Eben and Stella but Beau Brower, the local snowplow driver, rescues them. They too go to the diner. Everyone decides to go to the boarded up house of someone who had left town earlier that day. The house has a hidden attic where they will be able to hide. Marlow finds The Stranger in the jail and, taking mercy on him in thanks for his work on the vampires' behalf, kills him quickly. Marlow orders the vampires not to turn anyone into a vampire; they will slaughter the town and then disappear in order to preserve modern humanity's belief that vampires are the stuff of bad dreams and nothing more.
Over the next week, Eben, Stella, Jake and seven others stick it out in the attic. They fight about leaving but most stay; only Wilson and his senile father, Isaac, are lost. Eben ventures out to try to help a stray survivor and learns that beheading the vampires will kill them.
Two more weeks pass. Stella and Eben see someone signaling them with a flashlight from across the street. It is Billy, Eben's deputy. Eben and Stella make it to Billy's house. When the vampires attacked, he killed his wife and daughters but his gun became jammed when he tried to commit suicide. Stella and Eben take him back to the station house. There they learn that the others have made it to the utilidor, a power station that controls the oil pipeline, the only structure that still has power. Eben, Stella and Billy begin to sneak towards the utilidor. Stella stops to rescue a young girl who is being stalked by a vampire. Eben and Billy try to distract the vampire while Stella gets the girl to safety.
Eben is happy to see the rest of the survivors have made it alive. The vampire attacks Billy, ripping into his neck and dazing him. When the vampire turns to attacks Eben, Billy knocks it into the gears of the utilidor's pump, disintegrating it, but also losing his left hand in the process. Eben then kills Billy before he can turn into a vampire.
The sun is due to rise in a few hours. The vampires decide to incinerate the town to cover their tracks. Stella radios to Eben that she and the young girl are hiding under an abandoned truck across the street from the utilidor, the flames rapidly approaching them. Realizing he cannot beat the vampires as a human, Eben injects himself with Billy's infected blood so he can fight them as a vampire. He and Marlow fight a vicious battle and Eben wins. Leaderless, the other vampires disappear.
Stella takes Eben to watch the dawn. She holds him in her arms as he is incinerated.

lols. thats the long synopsis. couldnt find the short one so i pasted this long one. and here are some pictures from the movie.

only now then i realize how good looking josh hartnett is. LOL i always thought he was jst okay looking since hes always in those 'Top 50 Most blablabla' thingys. he looks plain hot in this movie. especially the part without his beard + moustache. HAHAHA.
overall, the movie was alright. i guess. cause most of the times i was like covering up my ears and listening to music. the sound effect was abit too loud and i was sitting near the speakers. and to those who havent watch this movie, you gotta watch it (:

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