In 2017, a plague has turned most humans into vampires, and blood's running out. As the vampire society slowly declines into a world where the rich get blood and the poor turn into rabid, starving animals, researcher Edward (Hawke) works to develop a blood substitute for a nasty corporate CEO (Neill). When he meets human rebel Elvis (an energetically over-the-top Dafoe), who claims to have found a cure for vampirism, Edward has to figure out where his loyalties lie with the future of humanity in his hands. Creates a beautifully realized, detailed world of vampire society and serves up some early thrills, but the story quickly settles into standard horror film gear and never aspires to aim higher than big explosions and corny dialogue. Fun, but fails to live up to its wickedly smart premise.
There is so little originality in the world of horror that when something as unique as Daybreakers
comes along, it's tempting to embrace it with open arms. I expect that
hardcore horror nuts will love this film the way that sci-fi junkies
bow at the altar of a unique work like ...Read More