Monday, February 11, 2013

Movie Review: "40 Days and 40 Nights"

Runtime: 86 minutes
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Rating: NR
Director: Peter Geiger

John (Alex Carter) and Tessa (Monica Keena, "Dawson's Creek") are two laughable scientists getting ready for the end of the world. If you've seen the John Cusack flick "2012," then you already know what to expect from this one, just on a much smaller budget. See, the government spent a bunch of money to build these massive arks to save certain people when the end of the world comes.

One random government worker lets everyone know that they are "trying" to get their families there in time but there are no guarantees. This leads one worker to call his girlfriend (or is it his sister?) to head for the nearest ark, which is actually like 12 hours away. In the midst of all this, Tessa worries that the world won't survive unless she manages to get the right samples of insects.

This is seriously one of the main stories in the film. When the train carrying the specimens crashes along the way due to a massive storm, she and a soldier go to the train and get as many jars as they can. While all this is going on, John has to somehow get the devices on the arks to start working properly, and naturally, most of the arks start going down before the storm even hits.

It's no surprise that I absolutely love films from The Asylum. I keep writing recaps/reviews of films that I love, even though there are pretty bad. "40 Days and 40 Nights" is one of those flicks that I watched once and will probably never bother with again. I think I would even pass it up if I saw it on late night television. It sure as hell won't stop me from watching the next one that The Asylum points out, but let's hope that next film is better than this one.

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