Daybreakers (2009) Review

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

I can remember wanting to see this film after seeing the trailers for it in the cinema last year, as I thought it looked a very interesting take on Vampires. Given how popular they have been in films and TV shows over the past few years. It was a great concept of a world with more vampires than humans and this film could have been brilliant. But I was left thinking that it was all totally pointless. We were no further forward than at the beginning of the film so a waste of time watching really. A cure is found to turn back to a human from a vampire but does everyone want a cure? Well not really.

Willem Dafoe is as crazy as is he in every other role adding that edge to his character. Good role for Ethan Hawke as he does not really need so show emotions, something that he has never appeared to do well in roles. Sam Neil was pretty good in a creepy way!

We are shown that once the divide between vampires and humans and how you can easily end up on the opposite side to someone in your family. If someone in your family was left human would you be able to turn them into a vampire to save them from death? But put them to a whole different fate?

So when you look at aspects like that moral dilemma that are in the film amongst other very interesting thinking points, you so want this film to really work and be fantastic! Unfortunately it is not fantastic and some what disappointing.

3 thoughts on “Daybreakers (2009) Review

  1. I totally agree with you on this one.

    I think you have hit the nail on the head. I remember watching it with great expectations, but it left me hollow inside and a little bit underwhelmed.

    As you say the moral dilemmas are there, but it could have been worked on so much more.

    Hollywood are too good at making trailers for films seem so exciting and yet the feature is a disappointment or just dull.

    Good review


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