Sunday, 13 December 2015


UK Release Date: 6th January 2010

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 (

Director: The Spierig Brothers 

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Isabel Lucas, Sam Neill

Daybreakers' concept is highly intriguing. In a world where vampires rule, the human population is dwindling and supply of blood is running low. Ethan Hawke's scientist Edward is trying to find a long-term solution to the vampires' problems. Edward comes across a human faction who may have the answer he's looking for. Sounds great, right? For the majority, it is. The action and acting coincide well with the story, but it's easy to see that The Spierig Brothers are handling a craft too broad for their own good. Sub-plots diminish under the bigger picture, and a slight romance between Edward and an insurgent human (Isabel Lucas) never quite catches flame. The CGI is under heavy scrutiny. It looks as if the effects budget was mostly used on one, gory scene.  


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