Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Film review: Daybreakers

Michael and Peter Spierig, directors of cult, Australian zombie film, Undead (2003), release their first mainstream international film, Daybreakers (2010).

Daybreakers is a sci-fi vampire film, possibly feeding off the vampire trend started by the Twilight saga (2008-present), which adds an interesting new twist to the idea and it stars Ethan Hawke (Training Day (2001)), Willem Dafoe (Platoon (1986), Spiderman series (2002-present)) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park (1993)).

Set in the year 2019, a mysterious virus has been infecting humans for ten years, turning them into vampires. Now, the newly dominant vampire species is running out of blood, causing a worldwide famine, turning them into horrific, irrational mutations and threatening their survival. We follow a vampire haemotologist (Hawke) as he tries to find either a substitute for blood or even a cure for the disease that has swept the globe.

An interesting concept done well, even if the makers seem to get carried away at times!

Click here to read my full review on The Linc's website.

Daybreakers = 6/10