Fresh off the success of their inventive take on the zombie genre, Undead masterminds Michael and Peter Spierig direct Ethan Hawke in an ambitious tale of a futuristic Earth populated entirely by vampires, and the efforts made by the creatures to ensure that their food supply doesn't run out as humankind is faced with extinction. The year is 2017, and a vampire plague has turned most of the planet's human population into bloodsucking ghouls. As the population of mortals fast begins to dwindle, a vampiric corporation sets out to capture and farm every remaining human while simultaneously researching a consumable blood substitute, headed by undead hematologist Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke). His work is interrupted after stumbling onto a pocket of human survivors lead by Elvis (Willem Dafoe), a former vampire, whose past reveals a cure that could reverse the tide and save the human race. With time running out, Dalton's only hope lies in outsmarting the security forces of his boss (Sam Neill), whose goal isn't just to find a substitute, but to repopulate humanity in order to sell its blood to the highest bidder.~Jason Buchanan
Commentary with co-directors Peter and Michael Spierig and creature designer Steve Boyle
"Making of Daybreakers" feture-length documentary
"The Big Picture" directors' short film
Bonus view storyboard and animatic on-screen comparison
An all star cast of Sam Niel, Willem Dafoe, and Ethan Hunt as the eponymous hero with a tense atmosphere. Horror movies are written about vampires, but this brings the creature into the modern world. No spoilers. A movie of trepidation, action, and morbidity as a vampire can be. Hawke's sympathetic nature on this film is absolutely judicious.
not sure why people hate this, worth the watch! great gorgeous cinematography, awesome use of colors they use, action is great. i do have to admit it has some head scratching moments that don't make sense but overall its still good
This was a interesting take on Vampires and how it all started for the human race. It was fast paced with lots of action, horror, blood, guts, and so much more about human survival with a twist on a solution to reverse the Vampires back to becoming human again. I thought this movie kept me wanting to see more and see how they find a solution to keeping the humans from becoming extinct. I enjoyed this one!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This film is solid. It also looks great in 4K UHD. Def one to buy if your a 4K fan.