Thursday, May 13, 2010

Daybreakers 2009

Tuesday morning I was at the Red Box a little after 7am looking for this movie. I work overnights at WalMart and there's a Red Box machine at the door... very convenient. I love vampires... the greatest horror genre character ever created. I was pleased to see such quality actors stepping up to do this movie. Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill are very believable in their roles. I thought the idea that most of population are now vampires was a nice twist. The movie was very well thought out... not enough blood to go around causes abnormalities. The vampires deprived of human blood after a short time feed on themselves and other vampires... these vampires are creepy and crazy. Hawke's character is trying to find a blood substitute to save his vampire race from starving to death. All his test have failed and that is when he meets up with the Dafoe character... a former vampire who found a cure. The cure in itself was quite interesting and believable to me. There were a few other interesting side bits that I liked... there was a coffee shop scene where a guy goes ballistic because the waitress didn't put enough blood in his coffee. Instead of milk or cream, they used blood to flavor their coffee... who know vampires even drank coffee??? I just thought it was a cool little spot in the film. I thought the movie was very good for several reasons... quality actors, a well thought out script that kept closer to the traditional vampire genre, and a few twists that kept you interested though out. Tina (my wife) thought it was the best vampire movie she has ever seen. I don't know about that... but it was good! Check out the trailer and see if it grabs you!

2009 R 98 minutes
Earth's population is up against a vicious plague that's transforming everyone into vampires and draining the world of an increasingly precious resource: blood. Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) and "Elvis" Cormac (Willem Dafoe) must decide what happens next. As the human race count nears zero, will vampires feast on the few men and women who remain, or could science hold the key to a less destructive solution? Sam Neill and Claudia Karvan co-star.

Cast:Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Vince Colosimo, Isabel Lucas, Sam Neill, Jay Laga'aia, Christopher Kirby, Renai Caruso, Mungo McKay, Robyn Moore
Director:Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

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