Daybreakers reviewed

SeattlePi.Com offers a review of DAYBREAKERS, the follow-up from Michael and Peter Spierig, the twin-brother directing duo behind the amusing Aussie zombie flick UNDEAD. Their new effort is a futuristic horror story, set in a world where vampires have taken over. Unfortunately for them, as their numbers outstrip those of humanity, their food source diminishes. Ethan Hawke plays a scientist trying to find a cure, but many of his vampire brethren are unwilling to give up the gift of immortality. The result, says critic Robert Cargill is everything you could want from a sci-fi horror action movie:

…the film creates a lush, dark universe in which the vampires won, humans lost, and now the world just might come to an end in a bloody orgy of self-destruction, quite literally tearing itself apart. Beautifully shot and masterfully crafted, it hits all the right notes, delivering what can best be described as a fun experience that doesn’t for a second cheat your brain out of the ride. This isn’t a “shut your brain off” action film. On the contrary, it is a great piece of speculative fiction with a lot to say about human nature and our disregard for the limits of our resources. All while rocking your face off with taut pacing, incredible action, and dark pathos.

About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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