Daybreakers review

Synopsis - [spoiler]an ambitious tale of a futuristic Earth populated entirely by vampires, and the efforts made by the creatures to ensure that their food supply doesn't run out as humankind is faced with extinction. The year is 2017, and a vampire plague has turned most of the planet's human population into bloodsucking ghouls. As the population of mortals fast begins to dwindle, a vampiric corporation sets out to capture and farm every remaining human while simultaneously researching a consumable blood substitute, headed by undead hematologist, Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke). His work is interrupted after stumbling onto a pocket of human survivors lead by Elvis (Willem Dafoe), a former vampire, whose past reveals a cure that could reverse the tide and save the human race. With time running out, Dalton's only hope lies in outsmarting the security forces of his boss (Sam Neill), whose goal isn't just to find a substitute, but to repopulate humanity in order to sell its blood to the highest bidder. - Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide[/spoiler]

As the excerpt indicated, it was very much an adult version of Twilight, just quite a bit more...adult.

I've said before that I'm a fan of post-apocalyptic films (Book of Eli, Zombieland), and this one is added to the list, albeit quite dull and mundane, there were scenes within this film I quite enjoyed.

The film had quite an interesting plot, and most of the time had my attention, but when the ridiculousness kicked in, it was all a little frustrating. The coincidences, the clich├ęs were all too much for me to take in, the questions I had were countless, questions based on the amount of times I saw something absurd. "Why are they killing them if they so desperately need blood??" or "Why are they so effing stupid???" were questions which I asked myself numerous times.

Despite being relatively interesting within the violence department, the ending and substandard effects really ruined it for me.

Just an okay film, good cast, interesting concept which had potential, if a sequel does follow, it might make more sense. Hopefully it does.

Gets a 6/10 from me.

Kazed

Kazed

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