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Plot: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost 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. Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 06 Jan 2010
An eerily presented dystopian future in a fun, gory movie that will succeed at creeping you out and making you laugh (by itsmegin)
The primary goal of a film is to elicit emotion. Daybreakers did an amazing job at this. I was so disturbed by the film that I had to take a walk outside in the sunshine after seeing it to calm my nerves. I'm no lightweight when it comes to dark movies or horror films, I frequently watch them alone, I had no problem swimming after seeing Jaws, or going home and turning out the lights after Paranormal Activity, but this movie got under my skin in a way most other horror movies have failed to do. For that alone, I give the filmmakers a huge amount of credit and classify it as a great <more>
movie.The other awesome thing about it was Willem Dafoe.The previews, while quite intriguing, didn't even hint at how funny he would be. He lent an amazing amount of charm, comic relief and wit to what would have otherwise been a too depressingly dark movie. Ethan Hawke was fine, but he was, as his character demanded, so whiny and self-loathingly tortured and brooding that if it weren't for Willem Dafoe the movie would have been a complete downer.I'm a sucker for vampire movies pun intended , and I also find post-apocalyptic movies fascinating. The premise alone of this film was enough to make me want to see it, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Spierig brothers brought this imagined future to life. The special effects weren't perfect, but they weren't bad enough to be distracting. The makeup was great, and all of the actors did a good job. The filmmakers didn't spare any detail and took their time painting the picture of the brave new world that might exist if we had all become vampires-the school zone time was changed from 2:00 AM-3:00 AM, everyone chain smoked, since lung cancer was no longer a concern, and cars were equipped with special shields to allow the vampires to go cruising during the day. The dark utopia presented at the beginning of the film was fascinating enough, and the way the story unfolded kept me on the edge of my seat, with what were sometimes predictable turns that nonetheless worked and served to continually challenge the hero. There were no dull moments and nothing came easy. It also offered some interesting, though not wholly original, social commentary on class warfare, the use of limited resources, and how quickly a society can turn on its own once it allows itself to classify certain people as outsiders.
For some reason I went in there expecting a B+ movie at best, but what I got was much more pleasant. First of all, let me say I am happy to see a vampire movie in theaters that I was both enticed to go see and happy there were no tween girls losing their minds over it. Now that that's out of the way, Daybreakers takes place in the year 2019, where 95% of the human population of the planet are now vampires. They are civilized sort of, anyway and do many of the same things humans do now. Society is now 95% nocturnal, and everything from food to toothpaste is geared toward a vampiric <more>
society. There are ads on train station walls with vampires with pearly white teeth, and the average vampire drinks his coffee with some blood in it. The movie's main character is named Edward Dalton, a hematologist tasked with finding a suitable blood substitute for the Bromley Marks Pharmaceutical Company. The movie shows a dwindling supply of pure, human blood, since only 5% of the population are still human. The movie from there spirals out of control to one wild ride that you'll enjoy from beginning to end. The Spierig brothers should prove to be a great directing duo to watch for in the near future. They're both talented storytellers, and this movie is definitely worth your money. The movie's all-star cast of Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill and Willem Dafoe make this an awesome movie that you will enjoy through and through.
One of the best vampire movies to come out of Hollywood. (by davydteather)
Daybreakers is a very awesome movie. The thing that makes this movie different from other vampire movie released years before is that this film is set in the near future where an unidentified virus has turned most of the human population into vampires. And there is a very low human population and there is not enough blood for all the vampires, and they have to find a substitute as soon as possible or they will turn into subsiders. They are vampires that have mutated as a result of not enough blood or feeding on themselves. Ethan Hawke did an outstanding job playing the main character who is <more>
the lead haematologist who does not consume human blood and is trying to find a blood substitute or find a way to repopulate the human race. The acting was top notch, the cinematography was well done and it had very good direction. If you get a chance, rent it or buy it. You will not be disappointed.
Vampire sci-fi action adventure with groundbreaking effects (by larry-411)
I attended the World Premiere of "Daybreakers" at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Like many genre films being screened here, it's another fascinating hybrid -- let's call this one vampire sci-fi action adventure.This Australian horror film is it something in the water? was written and directed by brothers Michael and Peter Spierig, the very same filmmakers who closed down the legendary Uptown Theatre in Toronto with "Undead" in 2003. That made this a homecoming of sorts. In fact, it turns out they'd been working on "Daybreakers" since <more>
that very day.It's 2019, and there's been a role reversal -- the world is populated primarily by vampires. Humans are now a hunted minority and an essential food source -- think "Alien" meets "Soylent Green." Charles Bromley Sam Neill is the head of a mega-corporation which reaps hefty profits off the "arrangement." Ethan Hawke plays Edward, chief blood researcher. Later, we'll meet outlaw Elvis Willem Dafoe . His role here becomes more pivotal as the story progresses but I'll leave it at that.All are up to the task but, despite the presence of veterans Neill, Hawke, and Dafoe, "Daybreakers" is still story-driven and would be less effective if not for an ingenious plot filled with unexpected turns and nonstop action that had me on the edge of my seat, literally. The script is laden with unpredictable twists and shocking reveals that will surprise viewers. Horrific mutant creatures appear out of nowhere with perfect timing.The brothers Spierig take a thorough hands-on approach, involving themselves in many of the technical aspects along with writing and directing. Ben Nott's sweeping cinematography and crisp editing by Matt Villa helps fulfill their vision of a dark world in which the protagonists are often difficult to identify.Groundbreaking visual and special effects often elicited cheers from the audience here. I was wide-eyed from start to finish witnessing some of the most jawdropping stunts and shocking "kills" I've seen in a genre film. The color palette is essential to the story as, of course, the undead can only come out at night. Since most shots are necessarily interiors or in darkness, pushing the blue reflects the bleak lighting conditions under which the population lives, as well as the washed-out appearance of what we imagine vampires look like. As in most genre movies, sound is as essential to the story as are characters, and composer Christopher Gordon's masterful score matches up with the brilliant work of the effects team to punctuate the many intense action sequences.Michael and Peter Spierig attended the screening along with Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill. The Q&A ran well into the early morning hours. NOTE: "Daybreakers" was the runner-up for the Midnight Madness Cadillac People's Choice Award
No creature in the history of film has been represented more than vampires. Hundreds and hundreds of films dating back as far as 1909's Vampire of the Coast have explored the undead that sprout fangs that walk among us at night. Over the past years, vampire film and television production has gone into high gear. From Twilight to The Vampire Diaries to True Blood, if you are looking for bloodsuckers, you don't have to search very far. The challenge most writers and filmmakers are faced with therefore is making a vampire film seem fresh and inventive.The Blade series did a good job in <more>
the 1990's pitting vampire against vampire. 30 Days of Night was genius in having the vampires travel to the one place on earth where the sun doesn't appear for months at a time. And Let The Right One In was a foreign gem that surely ranks as one of the genres best.But writer/directors Michael and Peter Spierig The Undead had a new idea. What if in the future the world is dominated by vampires instead of humans. And what if, with so few humans left, the blood supply that vampires need to survive becomes scarce.Enter, Daybreakers, the new film by the Spierig brothers that stars Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Ethan Hawke. Daybreakers takes place in the year 2019. The world is not all that different from what it is now. People still drive cars and go to work. There are businessmen, policemen and even homeless with signs around their neck asking for people to donate blood . What is different is that all these professions and people are vampires. Humans are in short supply and when captured, they are harvested for their blood. Humans are so scarce in fact that they account for less than 5% of the population and the blood supply that vampires need to survive has less than a months left in reserve. If a vampire begins to starve he turns into a hideous creature. A monster that cannot reason or communicate and preys on humans and vampires alike.Scientists are hard at work trying to find a synthetic blood or solution to their problem. Lead by Edward Ethan Hawke , the team is on the brink of solving the international shortage. Edward is a conflicted vampire. As both a scientist and a human sympathizer, Edward wishes for the simpler times long before the vampire outbreak.By chance, Edward crosses paths with a group of fleeing humans lead by Audrey Bennett Claudia Karvan . After Edward helps them escape their vampire stalkers, Audrey introduces him to Elvis Williem Dafoe – a former vampire that has miraculously converted back to human.Just how Elvis was able to adapt back to human form takes about a quarter of the film wherein Edward works with Elvis to understand and then to do a vampire trial on the process found successful.All the while, the vampire police, army and the conglomerate lead by Charles Bromley Sam Neill that wants to harvest the humans are quickly in toe with only daylight stopping them from their ultimate goal.Daybreakers was good, intelligent fun with blood splatter and jump-out-of-your-seat moments that are lacking in horror films today. The Spierig brothers have done an exceptional job of taking the conventional vampire film and turning it into something new and fresh. They have plenty of moments where they go for the jugular, but if you were to take their story and replace human blood with oil, you can argue it is a social commentary on how humans would react when cut off their most valued resource.Plenty of action – including some cool car chase scenes – and at least 10 jump-out-of-your-seat moments, Daybreakers delivers on bringing a bloody good story packed with severed limbs, chopped off heads and of course the burning of vampire skin when exposed to sunlight.Those horror conventions aside, Daybreakers brings air to the deflated genre and keeps the Spierig brothers as two to watch in the upcoming years.
This movie, in a lot of ways, is like GATTACA with vampires. It's very sci-fi. (by thesubstream)
Building on the genre-clash crossover theme that was solidly established the first night of TIFF's Midnight Madness with the slasher flick cum teen girl comedy Jennifer's Body, programmer Colin Geddes has delivered another interesting hybrid: the futuristic, sci-fi-vampire film Daybreakers.Set 10 years into the future and after the bat-spawned vampire plague converted the vast majority of humans into blood-sucking chain-smoking nocturnal regular joes who have to shave by watching themselves in a video feed, Daybreakers is directed by the twin Spierig brothers. They're MM vets, <more>
these dudes, as their last film 2003's Undead famously closed out the beloved Uptown theatre here in Toronto, the still-mourned theatre that was home to the midnight TIFF screenings before they moved to the cavernous, impersonal and enormous Ryerson hall.Ethan Hawke plays vampire Edward, the reticent, kind-hearted Chief Hematologist of the giant multi-national corporation tasked with farming the remaining few humans for their blood and developing a substitute to feed the billions of vampires teetering on the edge of starvation as resources dwindle. The film is a neat enough allegory any number of take-your-pick conservation issues, food, water, oil; one of the things that makes the film work is that it's sci-fi of the best kind, true speculative fiction that talks about what's happening now, or could happen soon, through a lens that both abstracts it slightly and makes it easier if at times much too much and too obvious to see. The Spierig bros' film is entertaining from the start, it takes an immediate heart-warming leap into territory any genre film-lover will like. The film says "ok, this is a vampire movie, it's in the future, the humans lost, the vampires have their own society now" and instead of just telling that story, the story of the battle, Daybreakers takes that as pat and asks "ok, now that you've accepted that in the prologue, what happens to vampire society when it runs out of blood?".It's joyous just in its premise, so reminiscent and redolent of true movie-monster-nerd basement fantasy conversations about who would win between Dracula and Predator or what would happen if the Nazis had werewolf soldiers that any number of technical shortcomings, like a jumbled, poorly paced and overlong second act or a handful of not-very-good performances can be overlooked easily and gladly. While much of the film feels and not just due to the presence of Ethan Hawke, who oddly spends the last half an hour of the film looking exactly like Han Solo like vampire Gattaca as the machinations of the rebel - underground - vs - evil - corporate - overlords - and - there's - also - a - family - betrayal - subplot revolve, there are a handful of truly scary, truly sublime scenes of the best kind of vampire carnage, gory and stylish and terrifying. For lovers like me of genre freakouts, Daybreakers offers a flawed but thoroughly enjoyable, happy-making trip, one foot firmly in vampire flick tradition and the other in entertaining, creative and original speculative territory. I was sold the moment I didn't see Ethan Hawke's reflection in the rear view mirror of a sleek, futured-up Chevy cruising through the best Blade Runner future two Australian indie filmmaker brothers could create. 8.1/10.We have a video version on our site, http://www.thesubstream.com .
There is no shortage of on screen vampires these days. However 'Daybreakers' scores with a unique twist in what is becoming an overworked genre: What if the undead are the majority? In 2019, due to a plague, most of the world's population have become vampires and the few humans left are hunted down and farmed for blood. This topsy-turvy "new normal" is sharply and amusingly depicted as being eerily similar to current living with the important difference that the populace go about their business at night and enjoy shots of blood in their coffee. Aging, famine, and disease <more>
have been eradicated, however sunlight is lethal. There is also still a class system, with destitute vampires who cannot afford a regular fix of blood turning into violent, deformed creatures called "subsiders".But there is a problem. The vampires' insatiable appetite for blood has driven the residual human population to the point of extinction and left the blood supply almost exhausted. Enter Edward Dalton Ethan Hawke , a scientist working for a massive pharmaceutical conglomerate headed by the evil Charles Bromley Sam Neill . His job is to find a blood substitute to ward off mass starvation. Dalton secretly sympathizes with the remaining humans and hopes that his work will result in their persecution being halted. After connecting with some human survivors, he realizes that there may be an even more radical solution to the problem. However, not every solution is profitable..From beginning to end this film is big, gory fun. There are some interesting and agreeable plot twists and the film's more metaphorical aspects which are not exactly subtle to begin with are upfront but not preachy. The special effects and action scenes are top-notch also, particularly a gruesome set-piece near the film's climax. The Spierig brothers also manage to insert some big scary jolts at regular intervals. All the cast are solid but special mention should go to Sam Neill who does not chew scenery as the main villain of the piece but definitely nibbles here and there. Willem Dafoe is good too, as always. "Daybreakers" also passes a key horror movie test: when you leave the theater, the outside world does not look quite as reassuring as it normally does. Well worth seeing.
Fun, Scary, Bloody, And Action Packed (by grindhouse74)
Over the past 25 years there have been some good fun vampire movies made like Near Dark, Innocent Blood, From Dusk Till Dawn, and 30 Days Of Night to name but a few and yes there have been some real stinkers like Vampire in Brooklyn, but Daybreakers thankfully fits in the the good fun category.. The concept for the film is a good one, the majority of the population is filled with vampires and only about 5% are humans that are farmed for blood, however there is a huge problem, the blood is running out. So we follow a small band of survivors that have kind of found a cure and they need the help <more>
of a moral vampire played by Ethan Hawke, so thats the backbone of the story, but without giving to much away what we really have is an effective action horror that delivers in some inventive bloody set pieces, some of the kills do look like its from a zombie movie but hey...the bloodier the better and the Spierig brothers directors know there stuff.My only complain is that the film did not feel like it ended properly, but over all it is a great popcorn vampire flick. It is way better than the chick flick Twilight saga, so if your looking for something that has grit, edge, decent make up effects and some satisfying brutal moments then Daybreakers is bloody and effective...
An impressive twist on the vampire movie. (by kevin_crighton)
In the near future, Vampires have taken over the world. Human's are in short supply. As a result, blood is becoming scarce. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist, is working on a blood substitute. After saving some humans from being caught by the authorities, he mets a former vampire now cured and restored to human.....I must say, this is a very surprising movie. The idea of a world dominated by vampires is one I don't think I've seen before the closest being the novel I Am Legend , and the writer/director brothers, Michael and Peter Spierig exploit it to the full.The cast, <more>
led by Ethan Hawke, Sam Neil, Willem Defoe are all very good. Giving a script that allows time for characters to be developed helps in this regard. For example, a sub-plot involving Neil's character and his daughter is cleverly developed, and in a way impacts on the ending.The cure for turning vampires back to humans is one that I haven't come across in movies before and is very clever. While not an all-out action movie that perhaps some advertising has suggested, what action does occur is well handled. What helps is that for the most part, it appears they have kept the CGI to a minimum. Films recently are overly relying on CGI for their action sequences and the lack of it here for the most part is nice.This is not a vampire horror movie. This movie a vampire science- fiction movie. But in whatever genre this is put, it is a pretty good movie indeed.