Went to see Daybreakers over the weekend. If you haven’t seen it, you may want to skip this entry. I am going to include SPOILERS.
First I’ll start with what I liked. I liked the fact that the movie played with vampire lore, while still keeping vamps tied to the night. I liked how they incorporated technology into making the vamps able to get around during the day. The cars they drove were really pretty cool– camera operated and shielded. I liked how the world’s work force had to change hours to exist normally. I liked how everyone smoked because it could no longer kill them. (Nice convincing touch.) I loved how blood deprivation mutated vampires into monsterous creatures. Would’ve liked to see a whole lot more of them. I also loved the fact that there were people who ‘liked’ being vampires.
Now for the dislikes. The story itself could’ve used some punching up. They had some fun ideas, but chose to go a safe/cliched (sorry about the lack of accent) route. I so wanted this to be a fun movie, but it fell short. There were a lot of characters who were put on screen, not because they actually had a part to play, but because they were needed to manipulate the viewer. They had no depth–most had no depth. Okay, only two had any depth whatsoever. That said, I still think it’s worth going to see the film, if you dig vampires and like a lot of blood splatter. Just don’t look to closely at the storyline. 😉