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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Daybreakers Review

Well I decided to throw caution to the wind and sat through the vampire flick Daybreakers. I want my hour and a half back.
The film could not be saved even with a stellar cast that includes Ethan Hawke, Sam Neil, and Willem Dafoe. The film is set 10 years into the future after a plague has turned most of humanity into vampires. The cause is not explained which is akin to many zombie outbreak movies. Etahn Hawke is a blood scientist that works for a large human blood farming company run by Sam Neil. Ethan Hawkes character is remorseful though, and refuses to drink human blood and instead wants to find a blood substitute so what is left of the human population can regrow. Willem Dafoe, who used to be a vampire but found a cure, aids Etahn Hawke in his journey to be able to get a nice sun tan again. There is really nothing special or new to be added to the vampire genre within Daybreakers. In fact, most plot elements have been done in other films, such as mutant vampires (Blade 2), pretty vampires (Underworld), and viral outbreaks (TOO many films to list). If you are gaga over vampires and have some time to kill, you still shouldn't watch this movie. Im about to watch The Monster Squad to get this horrible taste out of my brain.