Sound Off: Spierig Brothers' Daybreakers - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
January 8, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Thanks to Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight franchise, the vampire genre is quickly losing its dark and thrilling reputation, but Michael and Peter Spierig are here to remind us what great vampire movies should be like. Daybreakers lands in theaters this weekend and it's a gory, glorious romp back into the world of vampires that we all know and love. But is it any good? How are Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe as the leads? Is there any subsistence to the story or is it forgettable? If you've seen it, then sound off, leave a comment below, and let us know what you thought of Daybreakers!
To fuel the fire, while I loved the concept and the world the Spierig Brothers created in this, I really thought the rest of it was quite forgettable. The first problem is that the very limited budget on this really hurt them. Not only did they do some of their own visual effects which just looked awful, but the film felt like it could've used some extra polish. And the story was the worst part, it was dull, unbelievable, and way too predictable, which is sad considering it's a great concept. So although they did a fine job coming up with the world, I felt like the rest of it fell apart. It was mildly entertaining, but definitely not one of my favorite vampire films.
What did you think of Daybreakers? A great dark vampire tale or quickly forgettable horror?