Does anyone really like these kind of torture films? They gross me out! It’s not nearly the kind of horror movie that I enjoy. It comes out on the 7th and all I can think about is how vile and disgusting.
I like the old slasher flicks like Freddy, Jason, Michael Meyers, Pinhead, Chucky, and the rest. But this new evil film is not to my taste. I know that it’s probably more accurate evil killers but I like that supernatural aspect of Freddy and Jason.
I think the reason I dislike them so much is that they make me despise humanity. That any person could be hiding 3 people tied together by their intestines.
But maybe you can convert me, Do you like these type of movies? If so why? If you hate them, why not? Is your opinion based on the humanity aspect of it or something else?
Below is the trailer which is NSFW:
Daybreakers is a 2009 movie that combines a plague and corporation-created dystopian society with the horror genre vampire. The film focuses on Ethan Hawke’s character Edward Dalton, a hematologist vampire who is working towards finding a blood substitute due to an increasing decline in the human population.
The film also stars Sam Neil as Charles Bromley, the man who runs Bromley Marks, the main blood supplier of the United States. Bromley puts increasing pressure on Dalton to create the blood substitute due to the slow extinction of the human population. During the course of the movie Hawke comes into contact with a band of humans trying to replicate a cure that was found by a former vampire Elvis played by Willem Dafoe.
As dystopias go, I believe this was a very good one. I have wondered, many times actually, what a world of only vampires would become and this did a very good idea of expanding on that thought. Visually I became annoyed at the color shift in the movie. While it was once a novel idea to put a subtle blue hue to film in order to make it seem dreary it is becoming tired and played. My world does not look slightly tinted blue and I do not think, unless a global warming induced problem has tinted the sky, any movie needs tinting.
The characters were believable and I have watched this movie many times and have noticed subtleties of the acting and writing that were not apparent in earlier viewings. This allows the movie to seem fresh and new with each additional viewing. It did not focus much on the vampires, which is a big bonus. I enjoyed that it was a movie about struggling in a dying world that just happened to have vampires as opposed to a movie about vampires in a dying world.
The movie also dealt with many different questions about life, death, and integrity which gives it a timeless quality because even if vampire popularity were to fade, the movie can always be watched to fulfill the need to see how much worse a world can get. I would definitely put this on par with movies like Soylent Green ad They Live.
You can buy it on amazon.com Daybreakers [Blu-ray] is 13.99 with free shipping for amazon prime. It is also available for 9.99 with Amazon Prime Instant Video or for 5.96 for DVD.
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Earlier today, I was able to watch Season of the Witch at my local movie theater. I had originally wanted to go see the Dilemma with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James but I don’t like teenagers. Even when I was a teenager, I didn’t like teenagers. Yes, I am as a big geek, dork, or maybe even nerd (as of late I’m thinking nerd because I keep getting pen stains on my pockets).’
I was pleasantly surprised watching Season of the Witch with Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman. I didn’t exactly know what to expect, I had only seen some teaser trailers so I didn’t exactly know what was going on. I had at first thought it was a remake of Halloween 3: Season of the Witch.
But after seeing some posters, I thought that it would be a Harry Potter knockoff and I generally don’t like those kinds of movies but since I do love Nicolas Cage from his wonderful work in the following movies:
I also knew that I would enjoy the movie because Ron Perlman was one of the main actors. Anyone who can play a bad ass as well as he does has my heart.
Therefore, I went in thinking I was going to see some mildly annoying movie but was pleasantly surprised. The movie turned out to be about two ex-knights during the time of the Crusades who through their travels come upon a village that request that they transport the witch to a different town of monks to have a trial to see if she is actually a witch.
I really enjoyed this movie. It really surprised me and had some twists. The characters showed a lot of depth and weren’t as two-dimensional as many supernatural thrillers or even period pieces that are out there. I know that this movie isn’t going to win any fancy awards. It is partially an Action movie and the academy tends not to give action movies the kind of recognition they deserve. Ron Perlman and Nicolas Cage played very well off each other. I really liked the camaraderie that they shared. The other actors were very good.
I did not particularly like the actor, Robert Sheenan who played Kay, an altar boy with aspirations of Knighthood. He seemed really winey and wimpy and in general, I just did not like his face, he always looked like he was pouting. I know that it’s a little shallow to remark that the reason I didn’t like an actor was that he has a pouty face, but I don’t really care, it just got annoying as the story progressed.
I did like the special effects. The special effects were purposeful and necessary there wasn’t a reliance on extraneous special effects. Especially in today’s everything is 3D special effects, CGI movie culture. Although they could have probably done the story without them, they didn’t seem like someone had tacked them on to make the movie have more effects. They added to the story and were almost barely recognizable unless you know a lot about animals.
Overall I really enjoyed this movie and give it a