Monday, January 3, 2011

Daybreakers (2010)

Directed By:
Michael Spierig
Peter Spierig

Summing It Up:
One of the better vampire-themed films of the last few years. There's a decent amount of action and gore with some cool visuals. I dug the Noir-ish feel.

Quick Thoughts: 
I wasn't blown away by the Spierig Brothers' film, Undead, like many others were. Don't get me wrong, it was very good for what it was - a self-financed zombie film with studio-quality effects done on a home computer - but, to me, it was rather obvious that it was a "first film." In other words, it was uneven.

Because of this, I wasn't sure how Daybreakers - a futuristic film set in a society where vampires make up the majority of the population and the human blood supply is almost wiped out - would wind up. This might be why I missed it in theaters and then let my Netflix rental sit on the shelf for a couple months (yes, I am that guy) before watching it. Well, imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a pretty fun movie.

Sure there is societal commentary buried in there somewhere, but mostly, I enjoyed watching vampires be mean and fuck shit up; something that the Twilight franchise seems to have taken away from us. It was also pretty cool that the film had a very Noir-like feel to it.

Anyway, nothing to rave about, but still a decent way to spend an hour-and-a-half of your time. The Blu-ray looked and sounded excellent, and the 2-hour making-of feature was very insightful.


3 1/2 out of 5


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