In a world 10 years into the future, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires’ food supply – human blood – is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society’s needs. He is sympathetic to humans and sees his work as a way of alleviating their suffering but his views on finding a solution change considerably when he meets someone who found a way to transform himself from being a vampire to again take human form.
Plot Keywords: self-experimentation / vampire / blood / year-2019 / rationing
Taglines: In 2019, the most precious natural resource… is us.
Certificate: Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:13+ | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Ireland:16 (cinema rating) | Japan:R15+ | Malaysia:18PL | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | United Kingdom:15 (DVD rating) | United Kingdom:15 | United Kingdom:18 (DVD rating) | United States:R
Cast: Harriet Minto-Day , Jay Laga’aia , Damien Garvey , Sahaj Dumpleton , Allan Todd , Gabriella Di Labio , Ben Siemer , Peter Welman , Ethan Hawke , Callum McLean , Jarrad Pon , Victoria Williams , Zoe White , Aolani Roy , Tiffany Lamb , Renai Caruso , Chris Brown , Kirsten Cameron , Sam Neill , Carl Rush , Paul Sonkkila , Vince Colosimo , Todd Levi , Wayne Smith , Berni Chin , Kevin Zwierzchaczewski , Joel Spreadborough , Lisa Cunningham , Amanda Buchanan , Jane Wallace , Claudia Karvan , Mungo McKay , Emma Randall , Charlotte Wilson , Rohan Smith , Michael Dorman , Bryan Probets , John Gibson , Robyn Moore , Troy MacKinder , Willem Dafoe , Christopher Kirby , Glen Martin , Isabel Lucas , Des Coroy , Michelle Atkinson , David Vallon , Candice Storey , Simon Burvill-Holmes , Anne Bennetts , Kellie Vella , Scot McQade , Jack Bradford , Jason Chin , Konrad Whitten , Mark Finden , Byron J. Brochmann , Michael Browning , Joel Amos Byrnes , Eddie L. Fauria , Michael Ienna , Selina Kadell , David Knijnenburg , Alex Revan , Matthew Wollaston
Country: Australia , United States
Released Date: 06 Jan 2010 (UK)
Film Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Runtime: 98 min
Soundmix: DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Spencer Jones » Daybreakers is about a plague that has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind….but you already knew that. Like putting a plastic bag over some one's head, things quickly get violent and out of control.
Special effects: Moderate, not much was needed for the movie. The death of the vampires were a little more violent than usual, however the entertainment behind it balanced it out.
Plot: "Find a cure or we all die" has been used frequently before, and there wasn't much of a twist.
Setting: The setting was a dark futuristic setting, Imagine Las Vegas at night…with all white neon. Perfect setting for this movie. Worth seeing? Yes. Not worth sprinting to the theaters, however it is worth seeing. I'd give it a 7/10.
This movie is such a relief from the romantic necrophilia of the Twilight series. It's good to see scary vampires again.
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