Daybreakers

First Hit: It you like stupidity, or a bad story with poor acting and directing, watch this film.

I’m shocked that Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill actually signed up to do this film. Maybe it is because vampires, werewolves, and zombies are “in” right now, or maybe it’s about the money; regardless I find it hard that these excellent actors made this film.

Briefly, the world is inhabited by vampires so everything is done at night. The remaining humans are either being farmed for their blood, or are being hunted for placement into the farms. However, the human blood supply is running out and this means the end of the vampires. 

Therefore Hawke (as Edward Dalton) is attempting to find a substitute. Dalton also has a conscious and has a certain regard for humans, therefore he refuses to drink human blood because each day he has to walk past his company's human being blood farm while they are being tapped for their blood.

On his way home from work one day he accidentally runs into some humans who need his help. This leads him to meeting Lionel “Elvis” Cormac (played by Dafoe) who was once a vampire and somehow turned back to being a human.

Dalton figures out how and wants to change all the vampires back to human beings. His plans don’t work very well but something else does.

Hawke looked staged in a few too many scenes, especially at the end of the film with the sun coming up and he is staring straight at it. Neill poorly plays a greedy vampire who is the head of the company which farms humans for blood and also is sponsoring Hawke's search for a substitute. Dafoe was overly dramatic as the once vampire, now human car buff. I’m not sure what the Spierig brothers were thinking when they wrote and directed this montage of bloody and messy scenes but they were successful in turning me off within the first 15 minutes of the film.

Overall: If you like your blood splattered everywhere and in unrealistic ways, or if you like your films with an unrealistic story attempting to be serious, watch this waste of celluloid.