Daybreakers (2009) – A Review

Daybreak's 2009 vampire movie Ethan Hawke
Daybreakers

If you’re a vampire fan you might be getting tired of all the seemingly endless teen/lovey dovey stories that are the popular thing nowadays. Whatever happened to the hard core, graphic, scary stories that there used to be? Well, Daybreakers is a good place to find it.

From the setup of a future in a world where vampires outnumber humans, it begins an interesting story involving two species who are trying to survive. The humans obviously want to avoid being food and the vampires who require their human blood to live – so they can’t exactly just kill all the humans or else they’ll be really screwed.

It’s a pretty cool B-movie with some nice performances by Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill and a fun story that takes some twists and turns. The transformed world that the vampires are now living in is an upside down universe where day is reserved for staying indoors and not getting your required blood fix can turn you into a real mess.

There’s plenty of blood and gore for fans too. I was pleasantly surprised by it. After feeling inundated by all the vampire films and tv shows lately this was a unique treat. I won’t be surprised if this story continues, it looks like like an ideal setup to an ongoing series.

 


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