28 Days Later (2002)
Sub-Genre- Post-Apocalyptic Monkey Zombie Mania!
In Attendance- Me, Eryn, and The Vanilla Gorilla (Nicknames are used to protect the innocent, bear with us folks.)
Jim (Cillian Murphy), wakes up from a coma, unaware that all of this has happened, and we see his penis. He sets off in search of Bangers and Mash, but finds only deserted streets and angry "Sort of Zombies" that apparently hate him and would like to smack him in the mouth.
He meets a hot black chick, and vows to take up break dancing. Along the way, they meet up with a few other people, and they all end up finding the army... I'll say no more. I wont ruin the surprise.
28 Days Later makes you feel despair from the word go, and doesn't let up on you until the end. The washed-out look of it all inspires dread, and the music backs the feeling up quite well. Danny Boyle is a good egg.
There are a few great scares to be had here, and the general unease that the movie achieves should keep you creeped out for the entire run time.
|No, Cillian. No!|
B+ A good buy, or at least a rent. You wont be wasting time with this one, so give it a shot.
Vanilla Gorilla's Raspberry's (5 being the worst)- 2 Raspberries of 5! He didn't hate this one that much!!!
30 Days of Night (2007)
Sub-Genre- VampiresIn Attendance- Me, Eryn, and The Vanilla Gorilla (Nicknames are used to protect the innocent, bear with us folks.)
It's up to the town sheriff (Josh Hartnett) to keep everyone alive, and he does a pretty crap job of it, mainly because those blood suckers are fast, strong, and really not pleasant at all. They also seem to be hungrier than Rosie O'Donnell at a lesbian brunch mixer most of the time. It doesn't help that the chick who recently dumped him tags along the whole time, because she wont let him use his karate skills to help. Women.
So basically they spend the bulk of the 30 days hiding, which really exposes them for the cowards they are. I mean , cant a bunch of chicks, a teenage kid, a 90 year old man and a burly truck driver kill 20 or so immortal vampires?
In the end, only the sheriff can save them, but does he?
|Fuck that, Let's wait 30 days until morning.|
B+ 30 Days of Night is a solid entry to the Vampire genre, and it's one of the better Vampire flicks we've seen in a while. A definite own for us.
Vanilla Gorilla's Raspberry's (5 being the worst)- 1 Raspberry of 5! He almost liked it!!!