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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.
In the wake of the new big budget film, "Noah" comes The Asylum's "40 Days and Nights." In Colorado at the Hunley Navel Research Facility the military and it's group of scientists are busy building of of several Arks that will house all the needed species to save the world and mankind once the rain and floods take over. What they don't know is that it has already started and now they must race to finish the vessel before it's too late.
"40 Days and Nights" is the kind of film that you have seen on the Syfy Channel, it has cheesy effects but the story is fact paced, has several different characters dealing with different scenarios as they rush to save alive which keeps you you engaged the entire time. The different obstacles they face in getting the Ark ready creates a good amount of suspense which also helps in keeping you tuned in.
The cast does a terrific job playing their roles including Monica Keena, Alex Carter and Christianna Carmine, in fact there isn't one weak link in the entire cast and that includes the supporting actors as well. Director, Peter Geiger and Writer, H. Perry Horton combine to bring the biblical story into the present day and for the most part they are very successful. If the film has a weakness it's in it's effects but that is to be expected here and it more than makes up for it with it's action and it's cast.
The modern day Ark is a thing of a beauty, a hi-tech vessel that even Noah would be proud of.
"40 Days and Nights" isn't a masterpiece by any means but it's a fun, entertaining ride that is sure to please fan's of The Asylum. If you like this sort of low budget disaster film then I highly recommend checking it out when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 27th. You can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE. I found the film to be an enjoyable guilty pleasure that grabbed my attention right from the start.
Released by The Asylum Entertainment
*** Out Of *****