Daybreakers Quick Review

Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig

Starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Isabel Lucas, and Sam Neill

Going into the theatre with nothing but the basic summary and no spoilers, I was looking forward to seeing the latest vampire film Daybreakers.

No glittery sparkles and no romance in sight, Daybreakers was no disappointment when it came to more primal and bloodthirsty vampires. Though hidden behind an air of superiority and pedigree, the vampires are driven by instinct and their desire for human blood.

Daybreakers centers around Edward Dalton (Not that Edward!) who is the leading hematologist trying to design a synthetic blood to sustain the large population of vampires because the humans are nearly extinct. He is a vampire, but not by his own choice, and he wants a guarantee that the new synthetic blood will allow the remaining humans to survive without further farming.

So much blood shown in such a short time, Daybreakers brought me back to the time when vampires did not sparkle and humans were fighting for their lives against those bloodsuckers. It could have been more in-depth with the human survivors, but the film centered around Edward Dalton’s story, which satisfied me.

And that damned bat fluttering across the screen got me every time!

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~ by nicmarray on January 18, 2010.

3 Responses to “Daybreakers Quick Review”

  1. I can’t wait to go see this. Sounds like these are my type of vampires, you know, the kind that will put a beer tap into a human’s neck and turn him into a blood keg for everyone to enjoy.

  2. They do act civil, but once the blood is really wearing thin, those human manners are thrown out the window.

  3. Nice piece. I have now gone from not really caring about this flick to wanting check it out. Thanks!

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