Anyone else going to check this new vampire flick out? I just got back and had a great time 95% of the way. The movie was just working and was great until a certain action by a character made me cringe, laugh and hold up my middle finger until the credits. My GF felt the end was perfect so I'll give it another chance when the dvd drops, but it pissed me off at the time and thinking about it now I still hate it. The good: Location, location, location. Really reminded me of The Thing in parts. I have no desire to ever go to an Artic town where the sun doesn't come up for a month. Just too much shit to go wrong. Add in all the shit that goes wrong, the not to rise for a month sun, and this setting is just perfect as it's really a character itself. I really liked the vampires in this as well. They were vicious, smart and organized. A nice departure from the romantism of most vampire flicks. Extra points for them speaking some ancient sounding language instead of being Havard educated Euro art-fags. Some great gore from Weta. Just when you think you've seen it all, here's a few new gags. Also the CGI was seemless enough to not take me out of it, most effects felt practical and real. The bad: So many parts felt rushed and there were cuts that made me feel like a reel might be missing.:eek1: Editing of some attack sequences. I'm am so over the quick-cut, extreme close-up, can't really tell what is happening style of editing. This had a few of these parts. The last 10 minutes. Like I said, the finger went up and I'll leave it at that. All in all a very good, solid, and pretty much fresh take on a genre that's anything but fresh. Most things even made sense, esp. the creature's preperation. I'll give it a recomendation. It was only on one screen at Showcase here, in the second smallest room. This probably seats 100-150 and was around half full. Decent crowd too, not much talking or the ever present cell phone light (maybe cuz it's smaller and not as easy to see everyone in front of you). I'd guess this has a slim chance of being here next weekend judging by this treatment.