Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Movie Review: Daybreakers

For some reason, I waited a loooong time to check this out. One, I really despise movie theaters and the annoyances of people that don't know how to shut the hell up. Two, I'm really not a big fan of Ethan Hawke. But I'm sorry I waited as long as I did to check this out. I LOVED this flick! Imagine a world where everyone is a vampire, and the blood supply is dangerously low, and to top it off, the longer you go without blood the more you'll devolve into a feral, uncivilized vampire creature?!? wow. Ethan plays the role of a hematologist trying to create a synthetic blood supply before the real deal (human blood) becomes non existent. But in the meantime, humans are being hunted down like animals! I liked the futuristic overtone with the 40's style of wardrobe. For some reason, it really worked! A quite intelligent piece, and very well done! Ethan plays his role to the hilt, as does William Dafoe and Sam Neil (and whodathunk you'd see HIM in a vampire role??) With a very intriguing, unique plot and lots of bloody gore, Daybreakers is definitely worth checking out, and gets 5 stars from me!