Daybreakers: Netflix Surprises

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I generally try to completely steer free of any movie involving the concept of vampires. It's become a redundant inclusion within the current trend of film, and usually the movies coughTwilightcough are utterly melodramatic and aimed at 13 year olds.

But every so often a vampire movie intrigues me enough to give it a chance, and that was the case with Daybreakers.

Now, undoubtedly, this movie has some pitfalls, but overall, it's a fun story. The film involves the notion that vampires have completely overrun the human race, and the last few remaining humans are constantly on the run. The vampire society has run their blood resources dry, and it's becoming abundantly clear that they need to do something about it. That's the basic plot conflict.

What I like about this movie is the fact that it is a genuine attempt at taking a new turn with the entire vampire genre. With a reversal-of-roles story like this, it opens the door to actually having extended metaphors that mean something.

It's not the cream of the crop for dramatic horror-themed movies, but it's worth giving a shot at adding to your Netflix Instant queue if you're interested in seeing a "new take" on the genre. Also, Ethan Hawke is legit.


Anonymous said...

Hawke? Dafoe? who are these guys?? what a surprising pick?

if you really want a good surprise on streaming, recommend 11:14. and bring me on as a consultant.


InstaFlicka Podcast said...

This isn't the greatest movie in the world, but it certainly has a decent cast -- Dafoe is the man.

I think it is an interesting take on the vampire genre and I rather enjoyed it. It is definitely a worthy movie to stream.

Anonymous said...

This movie's premise was far better than its execution.

That scene where all the subsiders are being chained up and dragged into the sunlight kind of killed it for me.

When a scene that's meant to be sad and tragic ends up being funny, you've done something wrong.

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Dreadful movie killed by faux art music video direction from the twins.

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