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40 Days and Nights (2012)

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When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an "ark" in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.

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When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an "ark" in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.

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When Tessa and Masters return to inform the Admiral of their attempt to recover DNA from the train, there is a QR Code on the whiteboard. The QR code translates to a URL for Angel City Flyers, being where the scene was shot. See more »

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When Lynn and Tessa are piloting a C-130 cargo plane, Tessa is clearly not wearing a bra under her wet t-shirt but in all other scenes scenes, she is. See more »

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Dreadful in every way imaginable
13 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm afraid I have to agree with all three reviews here, 40 Days and Nights is dreadful and quite possibly the worst movie I've seen in a while. It is almost certainly down there with The Asylum's worst, and when they are bad, bad isn't enough to describe it. And while I'm mostly encouraging with reviews and ratings, I have seen a lot of bad movies recently. Visually, it looks terrible. The scenery is too compact and dully lit, while the special effects- which 40 Days and Nights is very heavy on- at best are artificial and at worst diabolical. Even the camera work is bad, even when the ship was on turbulent sea I never got that sense as it was all too stable. Shots of Monica Keena's cleavage fared a little better, but this idea feels like a low-budget film and Asylum cliché and feels very thrown in. And if anybody is fussy about continuity I guarantee that you will have a field day spotting all of the numerous errors scattered throughout 40 Days and Nights. The music does nothing to match the movie's mood either, while the dialogue constantly feels awkward and almost as if the writers had little to no idea of how to make a movie script make any kind of sense. The story is a major failing as well, there is never anything exciting, fun, suspenseful or thrilling, the events are incredibly predictable and rushed, the scientific errors- of which there are too many to list, though the ones involving the DNA specimens were the absolute worst- make the film ridiculous and you never feel the extent of what damage the storm will do. The characters are underdeveloped and obnoxious and the acting is either wooden or over-compensated, in Monica Keena's case it manages to be both. In conclusion, a real disaster on every level. 0/10 Bethany Cox


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