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We Are the Night (2010
Wir sind die Nacht (original title)
100 min  -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror   -  
27 May 2011 (USA)

In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.



Director: Dennis Gansel
Writers: Jan Berger (screenplay), Dennis Gansel(screenplay)
Stars: Karoline HerfurthNina Hoss and Jennifer Ulrich

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We Are the Night is a German vampire film that in my opinion is one of the best vampire movies ever made. Easily Top Ten. Why? I'll tell You.

Even though this movie resembles The Craft if you just replaced magic with vampire traits and weapons, my own personal tagline for this movie is: "What Happens When You Don't Want to be a Vampire?" Essentially that is the main plot. A down-and-out girl gets turned into a Vampire when in reality she just hates her life in general. She doesnt like the killing and the blood-letting. This becomes a problem.

The backstory is great and creative; women are the only Vampires left. The Men were killed off because of their greedy, chaotic, and gross nature. Leaving only a group of Women to rule the world. Great concept.

The cast is full of beautiful actresses in their own light and character style. The leader (Nina Hoss, who resembles Anglea Glasgow from Arch Enemy) has created her own family out of the love in her heart. "Sisters" include a 1990's DJ spunky pop girl and a classy 1920's silent movie actress who has some of the best performances in this film; depressing as they may be.

We Are the Night can be a bit boring. Its takes a bit of time to get into the story but once the blood starts flowing its a great watch. Great fight scenes and a different imagining of the Vampire Lore. I give We Are the Night a 5/5.

+ Vampires
+ Sexy Female Vampires
+ Great Concept and Story Arc
+ Attractive and Keeps Your Attention
- This is German, Remember them subtitles
- Not for Twilight Fans ;)

Please watch the german audio and subtitles for your language. Dont watch the dubbed edition.

3 quick edits. 
#1- Great Soundtrack.
#2- The term "Vampire" is never used in the film.
#3- Watch "Hanna" and see if the Party Scene in We Are the Night with the elephants and circus doesnt resemble Hanna's final shootout scene. ;) 

 
 
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Thor (2011)  115 min
Action | Adventure | Drama 
 6 May 2011 (USA)

The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.


Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writers: Ashley Miller (screenplay), Zack Stentz(screenplay)
Stars: Chris HemsworthAnthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman

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First off I have to say that this Avenger-Initiative-Plot-ClusterFuck has got to be one of the most engrossing, entertaining, and wealthy stints in media to date. Combining the films of Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, and the upcoming Captain America with the eventual Avengers Film. I am a fan.

If your Nordic Mythology is a bit rusty, THOR is a great way to brush up on the myths. Thor is a great warrior story of the god of thunder portrayed by the Nordic looking Chris Hemsworth. Anthony Hopkins portrays his father Odin, the leader and protector of Asgard. Tom Hiddleston steals the film as Loki, the god of mischief. And rounding out the main cast is the reoccurring face of Padme Amid...i mean Natalie Portman.

The story was intense in showing the alternate reality of Asgard vs Earth but I felt the film was lacking because it tried to involve humour into the plot. It may have worked in Iron Man but i believe Thor's tale is a bit more adult. The visuals were nice and chilly, with a good portion of the film being placed in Yodenheim, the home of the Frost Giants. The action was great and the fight scenes between Thor and Loki were filled with emotion and enthusiasm.

The film is a good edition to the plethora of Avenger material that will be released until the final film is in theaters. I give Thor a 4/5.

+ Nordic Mythology is always a winner
+ Avenger Initiative and Marvel Lore is highly entertaining
- I would not have chosen Natalie Portman for this role
- Stop with the comedy
? Will Loki be a key enemy in The Avengers ?