Daybreakers

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: January 8, 2010
DVD: May 11, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.28
based on 202 votes and 53 reviews
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Cast: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Vince Colosimo, Isabel Lucas, Sam Neill

Synopsis

The year is 2019. A mysterious plague has swept over the earth, transforming the majority of the world's population into vampires. Humans are now an endangered, second-class species—forced into hiding as they are hunted and farmed for vampire consumption to the brink of extinction.

It's all up to Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke), a vampire researcher who refuses to feed on human blood, to perfect a blood substitute that might sustain vampires and spare the few remaining humans. But time and hope are running out—until Ed meets Audrey (Claudia Karvan), a human survivor who leads him to a startling medical breakthrough. Armed with knowledge that both humans and vampires will kill for, Ed must battle his own kind in a deadly struggle that will decide the fate of the human race.

Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Chris Brown
Screenplay: Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig
Official Site: www.daybreakersmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "I loved it."
  • 5 stars "I am so utterly impressed by this movie. I think it might just be my new favorite vampire movie. I repeat: This is the best vampire film I have ever seen. When you watch it, you can really feel the love. In the realm of "Vampire World" movies, this one paints what I felt was the most realistic picture (such as it is). Vampirism is so commonplace, that it's lost all romanticism and mystery, which is a concept that I find incredibly refreshing. It's just a part of everyday life, from safety announcements about the countdown to sunrise, to video-camera powered daylight car adaptations, to baristas that serve blood and coffee at mall kiosks. I also really liked how accustomed vampires have b"
  • 3 stars "I feel this movie is just mediocre. Not bad, but surely not good either. The premise is awesome, but that just makes you realize what a wasted opportunity for a great movie this is. It is painfully predictable in a way that you cringe at seeing at the end one of the bad guys (who, obviously you thought it was a good guy until a few minutes earlier) standing in front of our "heroes", about to shoot them while he says: "I'm sorry, but I can't let you leave/live/get away with it/etc"; the you see another of the good guys coming out of nowhere and shooting/killing him right after he spends his last seconds giving the "Dr. Evil" diatribe that all heroes/victims hear just before they are miraculou"