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High concept, high reward
Riding the most recent wave of monster-dom, Daybreakers is yet another entry in the endless parade of vampire films to hit the market since the arrival of a little film called Twilight which I hear is somewhat popular. Breaking with recent trends however, Daybreakers is by far the best of the bunch; high concept and high reward.
The year is 2019. After a plague sweeps across the globe turning men, women and children into blood-thirsty, pale version of their former selves another, larger threat looms. The remaining humans, who now mostly exist only in vast blood farms that recall the fields of The Matrix, are drying out so to speak. Blood shortages are common place and with the direction of a vampire haematologist named Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawk) they desperately search for a blood substitute. But complications lead Dalton to question his loyalties after he meets a group of humans led by a former-vampire turned vigilante (Willem Dafoe) and with the future of mankind resting in the balance, time grows more and more precious.
The vampire world created by director brothers Michael and Peter Spierig is extensive and all encompassing. The attention to detail at every turn is the greatest reason to seek out Daybreakers even if script and some performances aren’t quite up to the same standard. Take for example instances of how the vamps navigate during the daytime and what a double-double coffee now means. Many earmarks of vampire lore remain; death by sunlight, susceptibility to a steak in the heart, etc. But many details about the new world culture is left to viewer imagination which is a far better avenue to take then attempting to stuff the story with exposition and revelations.
Amidst a sea of flashy set pieces, the acting takes a backseat. Hawk is merely there, Dafoe is entertaining enough and scores most of the laughs and Sam Niell shows up as the shady CEO of the blood farm and is sufficiently sinister. The real standout is Claudia Karvan as one of the remaining humans who actually manages to bring down her languid looking co-stars with her emotion and charm. Daybreakers features a number of requisite action set-pieces and do the job admirably enough but it is the story that is the real reason to see this film.
If there is still blood to be drained from this waning horror genre I hope it is not fast-tracked to take advantage of the current craze. If we are to have more vampire flicks of this calibre then I would rather experience them while not being constantly swamped. Regardless of where these fright flicks tread in the future we are lucky to have Daybreakers, as an entertaining and thought-provoking film like this is always welcome amidst a sea of remakes, reboots and rehashes that have become a Hollywood staple.
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fun idea, poor execution
The deal-breakers in Daybreakers are the low-rent action sequences, splashy random gore, and cardboard characters.
I’ve been spoiled by thirty years of action flicks that dish up first-rate fight choreography, even if they don’t have anything else to offer at all, so I just can’t handle a film that cheaps out on the action as well as the script. This film has the action equivalent of foam rocks. I expected to see a boom mic dip into the frame at any time.
And we all expect a little gore in a vampire movie, but the gore in Daybreakers is absurdly exaggerated and outta nowhere. Yes, there is a Gattaca-esquire dignity to the film — but it is ruined at regular intervals by hosing the camera down with blood. Spraying blood around seem at odds with the otherwise earnest sci-fi scenario that inspired the film. I know that sci-fi has often played nicely with horror, but this was a failed attempt to merge the genres.
The characters are all completely forgettable: I won’t remember anything about any of them by the middle of next week. At first I thought I suppose be impressed that the lady lead wasn’t just a sex object, but she wasn’t anything else either. Despite a bunch of screen time, she mostly just stood around and looked worried, about as blah a character as I can imagine.
The relationships between the characters are an even bigger yawn. The closest thing to an interesting relationship is the brother thing, but even that is barely there. There’s just … nothing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Writer Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Actors Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill
Country Australia, United States
Awards 3 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 ES, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Atlab Film Laboratory Service, Queensland, Australia, Cutting Edge, Brisbane, Australia (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Sydney, Australia
Film Length 2,668 m (Sweden), 2,700 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm, Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema