"Daybreakers" has a very interesting concept. The world is now run by vampires and they are running out of humans to feed upon. If a vampire doesn't feed on human blood, he starts to morph into a hideous vicious creature.
I was really expecting this film to be bad, but to my surprise, it was quite good. The starving vampires had very good make-up and they were very scary. The first scene when Ethan Hawke confronts one is the best scene of the movie. It was very effective.
The film had a lot of parallel themes also. There is one scene of a girl being turned into a vampire and it was really realistic in the fact that it represented a rape scene. It was disturbing.
All of the acting was fine in the picture. Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, and Willem Dafoe all did very good jobs. I thought some of Dafoe's dialogue was very corny though. For instance, when discussing a dangerous situation, Dafoe says "That's more dangerous than bare-backing a $5 whore." See what I mean?
"Daybreakers" is not your typical vampire film. It is a smart horror film. It deals with issues of rape, economy, and corporations, just to name a few. I am glad I saw it.
B I recommend it.