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Daybreakers (2009)

Posted: January 24, 2010 in Biological, Vampires

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In the year 2019, the world has been taken over by vampires, leaving a very small percentage of humans left. The problem is, that means the blood is almost gone, and the possibility of the end mankind is very real. Edward Dalton is a scientist (and a vampire) trying to develop a blood-substitute that can be mass-produced before the blood supply has been depleted. When he comes into contact with a group of humans fighting for their race, he joins them in the fight to find a cure…a way to reverse vampirism.
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This was one of those films you’ve probably seen before. Awesome cast and concept, but lacking substance. The dialogue seemed under-developed and I wanted more out of the characters. This film was entertaining, worth a watch or two.
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Daybreakers was very sleek and stylish visually, which was obviously the focus from the beginning of it’s construction. The best part for me was the idea of a futuristic vampire. Nothing over the top, but very post-modern with ingenious ideas of cars that allow vampires to drive during the day, a safety announcement each morning one hour before sunrise, and a highly developed home security systems to keep out “subsiders”, which are starving vampires. They look like this:
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Bummer.

Pretty bloody flick. You get to see the bad guy get thrashed in the end, as well as a sequence where a bunch of military soldiers go to town tearing each other to shreds and drinking each other’s blood. BONUS: Ethan Hawk looks like Han Solo for the last half of the movie!

Not a terrible film, entertaining with good ideas. It could have been great if they had put as much effort into the script as they did the set and CGI.

Let the Right One In (2008)

Posted: February 21, 2009 in Strange, Vampires

Let the Right One In (2008)
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Beautiful…

Set in Stockholm, this film is about Oskar. A boy with no friends, and three enemies, these little pricks from school who keep bullying him. He meets a girl new to his apartment complex named Eli. She is very strange. He falls in love with her and he later discovers that she is a vampire.

This movie is gorgeous. The photography holds the movie on it’s own. The dialogue is just enough. This is not a gratuitous bloodsucking kind of vampire flick. It is a sweet love story, conflicted by the reality of Eli’s immortality and hunger for blood. She possesses the maturity of someone much older than 12 (the film never says how long she has actually be alive as a vampire), yet the manner of a child. It was easy to relate to her. Metaphorically speaking of course, unless you are a vampire, buahaha. To go so long without a companion, living in darkness, and to finally find someone who looks beyond her dark world. Because that world is his own, though in daylight. He is invisible to his peers, until Eli gives him the courage to stand up to his enemies.

I loved this movie so much! There were some genuinely unsettling parts, and gore, so don’t worry about it. Awesome portrayal of the painful side of vampire-ism unlike so many films focused soely on the aspects of the supernatural, and death. The ending is AWESOME. Rent this now.

Here are some stills from the movie:

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