Friday, January 15, 2010

Daybreakers Review

Daybreakers isn't your vampire "chick-flick", but a dark, gritty and gory action ride to the end.

Directed and written by Peter and Michael Spierig (Undead) and starring Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Sam Neil (Jurassic Park), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), and Isabel Lucas (Transformers 2). Released January 8th, 2010.

I went into the movie thinking it was going to your average horror movie, but I was pleasantly surprised about halfway through it. The film was written to be a metaphor on how man is wasting it's natural resources, but just replaces man with vampires and resources with man. This was intriguing from the start. I was tired of just hearing about Twilight type movies and glad to see a film that actually has meaning. From the start I absolutely loved the cold, blue and gray color scheme, and how it added blandness to the vampires and the world. The cool thing was the little things from the start that reflect how a vampire and actually live in today's society. For example, the vampires have a daylight driving system for the cars, and a "subwalk" to travel during the daylight hours. I have to give a hand to the brothers for adding these little things that actually make a big difference. As for the main plot, it was fairly predictable throughout with some nice surprises. The cinematography was like The Matrix with the cold colors, which can be taken good or bad. So, if you like vampires in a movie the way they were intended and tired of Twilight, then see this movie.

I give this film an 82 out of 100. Check it out.

Benjamin Myers
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