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Daybreakers Review Revue


So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you must know about the movie “Daybreakers,” featuring Ethan Hawke as a vampire named Edward. Now, this isn’t another vampire movie like the “Twilight” series, and his skin doesn’t glow and he isn’t the least bit romantic. He also isn’t a hero. Well, he kind of is, if you count not participating in farming human blood, but instead, trying to find a blood substitute for the real thing a heroic act (In the movie he plays a researcher.).

The movie is directed by brothers Peter and Michael Spierig, the film co-stars Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill. In case you want to see the movie (I can’t wait to see it!), here are some reviews:

  • “This intriguing premise, alas, ends as so many movies do these days, with fierce fights and bloodshed. Inevitably, the future of the planet will be settled among the handful of characters we’ve met, and a lot of extras with machineguns. I guess, but can’t be sure, that audiences will enjoy the way these vampires die. They don’t shrivel up into Mr. and Mrs. Havisham but explode, spraying blood all over everyone. Toward the end, their heads blow off like human champagne corks. Well, not human.” [Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Daybreakers is the pinnacle of fun, modern sci-fi horror actioners. Supported by a killer cast including Sam Neill and Willem Dafoe (in his seventh movie of the last year), the film creates a lush, dark universe in which the vampires won, humans lost, and now the world just might come to an end in a bloody orgy of self-destruction, quite literally tearing itself apart. Beautifully shot and masterfully crafted, it hits all the right notes, delivering what can best be described as a fun experience that doesn’t for a second cheat your brain out of the ride. This isn’t a “shut your brain off” action film. On the contrary, it is a great piece of speculative fiction with a lot to say about human nature and our disregard for the limits of our resources. All while rocking your face off with taut pacing, incredible action, and dark pathos.” [C. Robert Cargill, Seattle Post-Ingelligencer]


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