Film #246: DAYBREAKERS
3 out of 5 stars
An "against my will" rewatch. 3 stars BARELY. The plot of this spin on the vampire tale is kind of dopey and basically implodes under the weight of its own narrative by the end (think of how THE MATRIX all turned out and you‘re pretty close), but the look of the film is kind of cool and there are some pretty nifty FX sequences thrown in to keep your attention from wandering. The acting is better than you’d expect given how downright silly the proceedings are. The direction is pretty straight forward. Still… for all of its flaws and inanity, there’s something kind of endearing about the goings-on. Vampire fans will like the spin writer / directors The Spierig Brothers have given things. And, as I said, the FX have their moments. Rentable, but don’t expect too much.