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Director: The Spierig Brothers.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, William Dafoe, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Isabel Lucas.

What’s It About

It’s the year 2019, a sort of a disease turned humanity into bloodsuckers. Those who chose to remain human is hunted down and farmed for blood, but the storm is coming, as the blood supply is decreasing. And if the vampires are without blood for a couple of days they turn into bat-type brainless monsters, which by the way they don’t want to turn into. So, a couple of vamps are trying to find cure which is on the surface, actually they are looking for a blood substitute. In the group of geniuses, Edward Dalton(Ethan Hawke) who is a GOOD vampire, sort of like Edward Cullen who also happen to not drink human blood. Anyways, he saves a couple of human and thus finding out a way to meet the leader (Dafoe) and save humanity from it’s brink of extinction.

The Pros

I love Ethan Hawke for what he is, and that was exactly the reason to watch this movie. He did not let me down. Though his character is a 60% rip-off of another famous shining vampire, he still managed to pull it off a whole lot better than the other dude (Pattinson) [Take note: I kinda like Twilight]. I never really got around liking William Dafoe, but he was quite good and funny in here. His cheesy one-liners were great in my opinion. And the others did a decent enough job to make me care for their character so it is safe to say that the acting was pretty good.

I loved the premise of Daybreakers. Unlike recent vamp movies, the humans are the minority here, which was done in a pretty good way. And it was dark, the grittiness was awesome.

Though there were only a few action sequences, they were at least enjoyable. And the cure, knowing what the cure is, was a whole lot of fun.

The Cons

Is it me or the opening scene was just dumb (-ish)?

I was expecting to see some big battle between the vamps and humans and I was disappointed with the sparse action I got.

Isabel Lucas’s character could’ve been used for a far better purpose. They misused her.

Clichés. And these helped the movie to be forgetting and typical. I had fun while watching it but I barely remember anything.

2 fucking jump scares. Boo! I scared you. (Yeah you scared my ass).

Violence/Gore/Nudity

Vampires burning, blowing up. Vomiting, blood splattering everywhere, eating blood. On the gore scale it was fun. No real nudity.

Overall

I’d suggest to rent it. Or watch if you cannot get enough of vampires. It’s no ‘Underworld’ but it’s fun. I’ll give this a B-.

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