Daybreakers [Movie Review]

Daybreakers [Movie Review] | The movie was suggested in an FB page so I decided to watch it. Guess I'm in the mood for a vampiric movie, eh?

The movie came out in 2009. So, I am wondering - did I missed it when it came out, was it not aired in Malaysia or was it a terrible movie that my mind blocked it out?

Well, we'll see.

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SYNOPSIS

Daybreakers (2009) Trivia
  • Directed by: The Spierig Brothers
  • Produced by: Chris Brown, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst
  • Production companies: Particular Crowd, Headlong Entertainment
  • Distributed by: Lionsgate
  • This movie is considered an 'Ozploitation' (Australian exploitation) picture due to the bunch of Aussie actors. 
  • The makers of the movie hosted a photo manipulation contest to come up with images of how the world would look like if nearly everyone were a vampire. 
  • Release date: September 11, 2009
  • Running time: 98 minutes
  • Rating: R (For bloody violence, language and brief nudity)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: US 20 mill
  • Box Office: US 51.4
  • Tomatometer: 69%
  • Metascore: 57
  • IMDb: 6.4/10

Almost the whole world population been transformed into vampires, caused by a plague that enraged the world in 2009. And we know that vampire lives off of human blood. When the human population trickles down, the vampires realise that their 'blood bank' will be depleted.

Some of the vampires that were deprived of human blood turned into a bat-like monster and eats almost anything - vampires included. The turned vampires are called 'subsiders'. 

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In order to maintain the 'blood bank', humans were captured and their blood were harvested in order for the vampires to come up with a synthetic blood. 

10 year later, Edward, the head haematologist is tasked to come up with the blood substitute for the US largest human blood supplier. One night (well, he's a vampire), as he returns home from work, he accidentally runs off another vehicle off the road. And the occupants are human. But Edward decides to hide them from the police and helps the human to run from the scene. 

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Later, his brother, Frankie, comes to visit him, bearing  a bottle of human blood as a gift for his birthday. Edward has been drinking animal blood for so long refuses the gift. As Frankie about to storm out of Edward's house, a subsider invades the house as it follows the human blood smell. Frankie manages to kill the subsider, who turns out to be the gardener from Edward's neighbourhood. 

The next day, one of the human that he saved, Audrey visits him at home and gives him instructions for a meeting. Out of curiosity, he goes and there he meets with Elvis, a former vampire who is now a human. Intrigued as to how Elvis able to become human again, Edward wants to know more about the transformation. But the meeting was cut short when Frankie ambushes the meeting with a military team. Audrey, Elvis and Edward manage to flee the attack in Edward's car. 

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In the human's safe house, Edward learns that Elvis was cured of vampirism when he was ejected from his car during an accident, exposed to the sun that burned him for a precise length of time before he landed in a river. Edwards wants to recreate the incident and agrees to become the lab-rat.

At the safe house, Edward meets with Alison, who happens to be his boss' daughter and she refuses to be a vampire. She was caught when the military raids the place and was forcibly turned into a vampire by Frankie. When she refuses to drink human blood, she turns into a subsider which forces his father to sentence to death by exposing her to sunlight with other subsiders. 

Did Edward manage to find the cure? But, will the vampire population wants to be human and mortal again if he did?

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MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.0/ 5.0 Vampires also love power and in this one, the twist is revealed towards the end, as to why human blood is priceless to the vampires (apart from being their source of living). I was actually looking forward to more 'Blade' or at least 'Underworld' type of movie but that's not the case here. 

Enjoyable but a bit draggy, to my liking. 

Cast: 4.6/ 5.0 Great performances from the cast. 

Will I watch it again: I probably would, but not in the top 10 list of vampire movies. 

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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9 Comments

  1. oo ni Sis pernah tengok juga ni, cuma macam Rawlins laa ingat-ingat lupa.. tapi memang pernah tengok..kalau nak tengok lagi sekali pun okay je.. memang best..

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  2. Cerita lama tapi xpernah dengar. Rawlins bagi rate bagus okay nanti nak tengok. Harap2 berpuas hti. Tengok jalan cerita menarik. Tp actors dia mcm meyhh je

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  3. Seramnya movie poster dia. Jalan cerita macam best nak layan.

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  4. belum lagi tengok cite yang rawlins review haritu dah review movie baru haha. movie vampire rupanya. tak minat sangat but nice sharing

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  5. Daybreakers macam pernah tengok dengan officemate tapi ingat ingat lupa..sebab tak fokus kot..iena takot tengok cerita cmni..bebudak opis iena suka pilih cerita macam ni kalau movie day out company :D

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  6. Never heard of this movie either. Interesting storyline though, a bit different from typical vampire movies.

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  7. Suka tengok cerita vampire macam ni. Tapi ni taknpernh tengok lagi. Mesti best ni.. I suka layan cerita macam ni..

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  8. Nell suka tengok cite about vampire ni.. boleh la usha movie ni.. :P baru jer repeat Twilight untuk kali keberapa ntah masa PKP 2.0 :P

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  9. omg so many popular actors in this movie. seems like it's gonna be a blast. can't wait to add this to the list and watch it before the lockdown ends in february nnt hehe

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