Escape to the Movies: Daybreakers

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I didn't really like it all that much. Holmes was way more entertaining.

flaming_squirrel:
The vampire movie equivelant of District 9? This I must see.

Hahahahahahahahaha!!... No.... no way....

In all seriousness though, this film kind of sucked. The "anti-Twilight"? Kind of ironic, considering that the ONLY really well done thing in this movie is that the vampires act like real vampires. Which is enough to cash in on all the people who spend their time hating Twilight, even though the acting, writing, and execution of pretty much the whole thing was terrible...

I've discovered this movie has a lot of haters, and I don't get it. Anyone else seen complaints about how it doesn't stick to true vampire lore, and isn't for "the real thinkers"?

This was awesome. I've trusted Bob ever since I signed on to Drag Me to Hell, and disagree with him only in that I think his criticism of Terminator 4 was far too mild (yes, it's a problem that they cut it to a PG-13, but I could rail on about the plot holes for hours).

Anyhow, I liked the atmosphere of intense desperation the movie created. Starving bat mutants being hunted like rats, vampire society on the brink of collapse, and human beings nearly extinct- there's not one character in the movie whose life isn't on the line, and the result (with an added ocean-load of blood) is just sweet. The subplot about the Big Bads daughter was somewhat lacking, but the movie did a scarily good job of guessing how people might act when suddenly everyone, everywhere is at risk of suffering a balls-out HORRIFIC death at any moment.

Left the theater laughing like crazy. No other way to respond to the sheer number of people who literally explode...

The previews for this movie totally undersold it I think. The first preview I saw made the movie look meh. The second was better but didn't make me want to rush out and see it. But than I watched Movie Bob's review lol. I REALLY enjoyed the movie!

Hm...ok, while i can sort of agree with everything bob said...i dunno, it wasnt like HOLY F*CK good. I mean it was good. I was actually surprised how good it was for a vampire movie. But it wasnt....well it wasnt better than avatar. :P its definitely one of those sleeper movies that make you say "wow that was pretty cool" but it isnt like a divine master piece or anything. But maybe thats the point. Idk, its good but perhaps a bit of an exaggerated review. a good 4/5 :)

"Dracula" (1992) & "Interview with the Vampire" are the only vampire movies I can tollerate. I can't stand action movies, so this won't do anything for me. I also hate chick flicks so Twilight is a huge no. My one exception to the action thing is this foreign series called "Master of Mosquiton 99," it's hilarious.

I hate to be this guy but I thought the premise was great and the opening was really cool but the rest was a triumphant resounding "MEH..." not that good but by no means bad.

Just came back from seeing and Holy Lords of Kobol and the Cylon God it's great! Those mutant bat things literally scare the shit out of me...

great, was checking to see if it was a good movie Now I'm going to see it, buy the DVD,get a blu ray player, get the bluray version with EXTRA blood, then make every twilight fan come to my house tie them to chairs and force them to watch it. when that's over I will say
"That good people is FUCKING VAMPIRE MOVIE."

although it gets an easy ride since it has to be better than twilight, now if you were to find my Vampirism RP that short story is better than the whole twilight saga.

Saw it today. It had an excellent premise, and the vampirism in this flick was fantastic, but I'm not quite sure on the execution. Sure, it was good, but not quite what I was expecting. Having said that, I saw it having received virtually no information regarding the plot, so I wasn't sure what to expect in the first place. And that doesn't even make sense.

Still, Willem Dafoe driving muscle cars and wielding crossbow-shotgun hybrids would make a Uwe Boll directed Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing adaptation a good film - what more needs to be said?

I went on ahead and saw this movie and could not disagree more with Bob. Once you get past the fact that these are vampires that act like vampires, it's a pretty bad movie.

You've got completely unimportant events happening that the orchestral soundtrack is trying as hard as it can to say is important because...trumpets means its important, significance of the actual event be damned.

Also, there were several B-Story arcs that might have been good if fleshed out a little bit rather than relying on the audience to fill in the blanks.

Strip away the nerd-gasm effect over the fact that these are vampires that act like vampires and Willem Dafoe fights vampires with crossbows and muscle cars, and you don't have enough of a film there. In fact, strip away the nerd-gasm part and I think Bob would have been able to see it wasn't a good movie.

I know he's a little jaded because he had to see Twilight, but that doesn't excuse the fact he recommended me to see a bad movie. And Bob is an opinion I usually trust. Go see it again, Bob, and then realize you should give me six of my eight bucks back.

...Nowhere near what "District 9" was.

Setting was awesome, but the rest of it really kinda sucked. In the end they take the easy way out too. Mad lame.

This movie was terrible. Normally I don't go so far as to respond to movie reviews, but MovieBob made me choose to go see this movie over Avatar. I made the WRONG decision.
Predictable, lazy, cliche, over-glorified gore, convenient plot twists placed in convenient locations, no explanation for HOW the human race became vampires, and very little explanation for why they actually want to stay being vampires (especially with the blood supply running out).
I'm sorry, but it seems that some people's dislike for Twilight is so intense that ANYTHING that is not Twilight would look good in comparison. I have not seen Twilight (out of principle), and so my view is not biased.
Again, this movie was terrible, and should only appeal to children sneaking into R-rated movies so they can see lots of gore.

What is the theme song to Escape to the Movies?

This is the only time i have ever disagreed with movie bob. I went to see this over the weekend with i girl i like, based on the rather over-exited review movie bob gave it, thinking it would be an entertaining and engaging movie. What i got was poor writing, worse acting and gore where the need was none. It even opens to a completely unrelated aside of a girl being disintegrated by looking at the sun. It was awkward and boring and end's with a cliffhanger with more loose ends than a 5 brothel, with no sequel in sight. and what's worse, i've probably blown it with the girl so thanks movie bob! thanks a bunch!

actually you know what? forget what i said, i totally fucked that girl last night! this movie was still shit but at least i feel better about movie bob now :)

this is not the anti twighlight the anti twighlight was buffy the vampire slayer this is just the closest we have come

No offense Bob, but I've been watching movies for the twenty years I've been alive, and i like to think i have a very good taste in movies. I liked the movie for it's anti-twilight references and the use of the Bram stoker's view on vampires, and am a huge fan of Willem Defoe, and his bad-ass cars, but the movie over all stunk. It had no ending, and the gore in it was hilariously sad. At one point they try the "fake" blood on a soldier and his face boils up he throws up violently everywhere and they calm him down just for his head to blow up and squirt blood everywhere.... I laughed only because it was pathetic. I would not recommend wasting money to go see it, I wanted an hour and a half of my life back. The only part of the movie I liked was Willem's lines which were typical of him in movies like Boondock Saints.

It's not the Anti-Twilight. That would be Interview With A Vampire, you know a masterpiece of film and genre.

This is Bladerunner with vampires, or the futuristic sequel to IWaV, where Lestat sells his plague to corporations. And yes, that's District 9 level of corporate class warfare.

This movie is an instant classic and I know they have a sequel due to the pacing near the end.
And seeing how under advertised this was, I know it struck some execs on their raw nerves. So it's excellent.
I had Twilight posters on my food for Christ sakes! Saw 3 Daybreakers commercials in a week. 3 Twilight ones an hour...

@MovieBob Did realize that a certain person literally imitates Christ at the Last Supper to save his brother that he betrayed, like a reborn Judas symbol??? Epic. And I hope it pisses you off.

The acting was flawless, check out how Ethan smokes, and why. That's Godfather-like subtlety.
Check out Sam Neil's performance in 'In the Mouth of Darkness', he is underrated!
The whole "kill the unwanted masses of poor vampires" scene, brought the message home.

Corporations will end Humanity. Not fictional vampires.[and much like Bladerunner, no one will realize that for 20 years]. It's almost as good as Book of Eli.

I give it 8.8/9.5. Will watch the sequel.

I'm sorry, good? This movie sucked guys. I love that it isn't twilight too, but seriously? This is your standard for good? My opinion of Bob has dropped substantially. Calling this a social satire is funny itself. It has the metaphoric depth of a puddle here. Okay, blood = oil. Ooo! Original! Sacrificing the poor first! Not at all compelling! District 9 was good. This was mediocre film making, over the top violence that distracts from the lack of story and the huge plot holes. The cure is in biting cured humans? Where the hell did that come from? I loved that it had all these capitalist innovations, some of which were quite clever, but the actors all phoned it in and calling the story compelling is generous to the point of insanity.

I'm sorry, but just because it's loads better than twilight doesn't make it good.

*spoilers*

I know I'm bumping an old topic here... but it is related to me, and it isn't that old :D
I went and saw this the other day, and it was crapola.
It could have been worked a damn lot better, and I was extremely disappointed when they killed off the hot chick hahaa.

Willem Dafoe... yes, musclecars, hardly, crossbows, minimal.
The violence wasn't interesting or watchable.
There was no actual fighting. It was just violence.
Useless.

I enjoyed the bit near the end where Edward (lol twilight much?){Ethan} was owning the crap out of some vampires with a stake. But that was it, there was no fight, it was just seeing a bunch of humans screaming as they get their heads ripped off by starving vampires.

I liked the explosions as the vampires died, but it didn't make me like the actual movie.
It was poorly crafted, and Sam Neill's character didn't have enough depth, and all the characters had pointless facades. Only Edwards brother (Frankie) actually had a minimal amount of character which I would have loved to see built upon, but they left him, and killed him off too!

They didn't wrap up any of the story. I would have been very very happy to have seen the end virus spreading bit fleshed out, I loved the idea that they couldn't help their gluttony and it just sent them to be the next course of the waiting crowd.
AND WORST OF ALL:
THE NOISE! Your GOD! it was horrible. The high pitch wails of the vampire-bat things didn't serve as much to shock as just piss me off and blow out my eardrums.
And the bat at the end just wrapped it up for me.

Verdict: Pointless crap.

While entertaining, this was a retarded movie based on several stupid assumptions on a "cure". When I left the movie I could only think... that was dumb.

It's like Jersey Shore... really stupid, but you can't stop watching.

Yeah, my sister saw this movie recently after paying $2 to go see it, and she thought it was so stupid. It reminds me of how Doug Walker (aka the Nostalgia Critic, Chester A. Bum, That Guy with the Glasses, etc.) didn't like District 9 because he thought some of the things were done in that movie were stupid.

I guess most people just don't recognize how movies like these are social satire and just see them as straight-up bad genre movies that don't make that much sense to them.

MOVIE was not BAD... MOVIE was not GOOD

Friggin' awesome film.

What movie did you see Bob? Cause this one sucked.... SUCKED!

My opinion though

I am confused by this review and some of the comments. This movie was terrible. Tons of Gore? Unless you count the blood bags, bottles of "blood wine" and a few other scenes... hardly. It's a pretentious film that moves at a snails pace until the very end, which was predictable, boring, and almost as bad as any Twilight book. In no way did this movie make "Vampires Vampires again".

Willem Dafoe was terrible as usual too. Why is this crappy actor getting any kind of love on here? Isabel Lucas was decent, but of course what happens to her was a no surprise cliche just to make the "bad guy" look like more of a douche. Ethan Hawke was mediocre at best, but that's par for the course with him. Sam Neill and the rest of the supporting staff were hit and miss.

Anyways, just my opinion. No offense to any fans intended.

Sorry, but I completely disagree. Not horrendous, but I far from liked it.

I finally rented and watched Daybreakers, and it was every bit as awesome as MovieBob said it was. I just loved it! I'm not too keen on all the gore, though, but I guess it's to be expected from ACTUAL vampires.

Well, this was an unbelievably boring and predictable movie and that an irritatingly fanboysh review (also, a few small social commentaries do not make a good movie - a retarded chimp could make a social commentary, but with their mind intact nobody would call that world-class).

So if this is the type of thing the stereotypical geek culture should like, then I'm quite glad for having avoided the glee of joining this pretentious cult.

Oh god the ending, that was so horrible and shitty it almost ruined the movie.

Now that being said, I do love the first two thirds of the movie. I went in expecting a sci-fi movie rather than a vampire movie and I felt like I got something decent. I really loved the atmosphere of the movie; the blue-greyish colour palette, the combination of futuristic technology with 30's style of dress, hair and smoking, .. It looked wonderful until the action scenes which had indeed a real B-movie feel.

But still .. The ending was so bad .. I really want to love this movie but I can only 'like' it :(

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flaming_squirrel:
The vampire movie equivelant of District 9? This I must see.

Hahahahahahahahaha!!... No.... no way....

In all seriousness though, this film kind of sucked. The "anti-Twilight"? Kind of ironic, considering that the ONLY really well done thing in this movie is that the vampires act like real vampires. Which is enough to cash in on all the people who spend their time hating Twilight, even though the acting, writing, and execution of pretty much the whole thing was terrible...

I agree completely, I can't believe MovieBob actually like this, I'm no professional movie reviewer, but I can tell you that the script, plot (towards the later half of the movie at least), and execution was awful.

Who else LOVED the first car chase scene with the vampires and humans?

Xavier78:
I am confused by this review and some of the comments. This movie was terrible. Tons of Gore? Unless you count the blood bags, bottles of "blood wine" and a few other scenes... hardly. It's a pretentious film that moves at a snails pace until the very end, which was predictable, boring, and almost as bad as any Twilight book. In no way did this movie make "Vampires Vampires again".

Willem Dafoe was terrible as usual too. Why is this crappy actor getting any kind of love on here? Isabel Lucas was decent, but of course what happens to her was a no surprise cliche just to make the "bad guy" look like more of a douche. Ethan Hawke was mediocre at best, but that's par for the course with him. Sam Neill and the rest of the supporting staff were hit and miss.

Anyways, just my opinion. No offense to any fans intended.

You OBVIOUSLY were blind the majority of the movie, you remember the scene when the guy just EXPLODES into blood? No, of course not, cause you probably NEVER BLOODY SAW IT. It's a great movie, might be a tad predictible but everything else is AWESOME without the need of giant, exaggerated explosions or blue people (Avatar)

LOL Yeah I never seen it, your so right. One scene makes a gory movie. So sorry.

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