Thursday, January 21, 2010

'Daybreakers'

I was never a big fan of vampire movies. They all seemed to be too similar and unoriginal. The same basic plot where there is one vampire hunter and to get rid of all the blood suckers he/she had to kill the head vampire. Also the vamps couldn't go out in the daylight, they were kept away with garlic and killed with a stake through the heart. Basically the same ol' stuff.

I felt this way until I saw the trailer for Daybreakers a few months ago. What is ironic is that I was telling my fiance Nicole that they need to make a different vampire movie right before the trailer flashed before our eyes, it must have been fate. I think we saw the preview when we went to see Law Abiding Citizen, if you haven't seen that movie then go rent it, it was awesome.

Daybreakers is a very original vampire type movie. I'm not going to bother with a synopsis, you can read one on IMDb. I feel like I haven't seen Willem Dafoe in anything in awhile. He is kind of scary looking. I bet he makes a creepy 'O' face. Now you are thinking about Willem Dafoe having sex, pervert! Do you think his real name is William and he wanted to be different by changing it?

Ethan Hawke and Sam Neill also star in this blood splattering flick. Those 2 guys aren't in a lot of movies either but they come together in this film and do a great job. Daybreakers is pretty gory at times so don't be bringing the young kids along unless you want to scar them for life. Whoever wrote the script for this movie is very clever. They incorporated some old cliche vampiric ideas with some new kick-ass ones. I'd say the only thing I didn't like was the length of the movie, could of been a little longer. Also.they could of focused a little more on the hunting of the humans and subdwellers. I guess in order to find out what I'm talking about you will have to take a trip to the theater.

If you care at all about my opinion and I know that you probably don't, I give Daybreakers 3.5 stars. Not great but original and worth seeing. It kept me on the edge of my seat and a little off it too.

2 comments:

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

Does their skin sparkle in the sunshine? Do they play vampire baseball?

Geof said...

I care about your opinion. I saw this last Sunday and thought it was cool because it was different and the acting was great. I think the vampire craze is starting to die, so that is why the media reviews were not good. When i actually get some free time, I'm planning a review of this as well, so it's good to see at least ONE other positive blog review in the blogger-verse.