Daybreakers

2009

Action / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

115
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 114123

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Cast

Isabel Lucas as Alison Bromley
Ethan Hawke as Edward Dalton
Willem Dafoe as Lionel 'Elvis' Cormac
Sam Neill as Charles Bromley
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591.99 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 38 min
P/S 6 / 24
1.50 GB
1920*1080
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 38 min
P/S 3 / 30

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dbborroughs 5 / 10

The pieces are better than the whole

Plague has turned most of the population into vampires who have taken over the world and begun feasting on the remaining humans. The trouble is that the human population is running out and unless they can find a blood substitute they are going to starve. Ethan Hawke plays the chief vampire hematologist who harbors a soft spot for humans, and who stumbles upon a way of possibly saving everyone.

Directed and written by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig who turned out the great looking but dramatically messy The Undead about a meteor that turns a small town into zombies, we're once more into the great looking but dramatically odd territory. Much of the film looks like a vampire film noir. It looks like a Sam Spade will come wandering in at any moment. The horror sequences are bloody and frightening, the action is often amazing. The problem here is the story. While its not all over the place like the directors' earlier film it does have plot holes and at times lurches from things to thing in a none too natural manner. I was frequently wanting to stop and ask questions about why and how since little seems clear unless you just take it all on faith. I couldn't do that because the film was asking me to believe too many impossible things. the result was I was loving the pieces but only kind of liking the whole.

I'd wait for home video.

Reviewed by punisherversion1 6 / 10

Welcome to Vampire Land

Daybreakers: Written and directed by the Spierig Brothers

This is a movie about a world where vampires have taken over the planet and the food source is dwindling. This is a movie where world building is the core of the plot. It spends a lot of time showing what the world would be like in the day to day and the changes in societal situations as well. It introduces a conflicted protagionist looking for a solution to the problems facing their world. Bit by bit, what he thinks he knows about the way things work is not entirely true. His world is shattered until you're left with the difficult choices you have to make in order to make things succeed.

I know that sounds like a sappy indie mumblecore style drama but it's not. It's in a movie where vampires have eaten everything they can and are now running out of food. When they run out of food, they turn into a bat person, a literal man-bat who lives on the blood of whatever they find. There's so much introduction that when you finally find out, there's almost no story left. It's that simplistic. It works. It's different especially living in the age post Twilight.

I enjoyed the film for what it brought to the table. I wanted more. I wanted a more in depth look at a world starving. I wanted to spend more time in vampire land but it was not to be. You were here one minute and then the next minute people were being violently torn apart by starving crazed vampires.

I give this movie a C.

Reviewed by sydksu 6 / 10

I agree with most reviews-good, but could have been better

I really did enjoy this, but thought it had much greater potential. Would have been cool to see more of the humanity collapsing side, and elaborate more on the cure being distributed. Obviously it wasn't a true story, so it was kinda far fetched. I just find it hard to believe that not any powerful official or government agency would be interested that they found a cure, and them not be able to spread the word.

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