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DAYWATCH poster hits for the United States!

Published at: April 23, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here... I know not all of you loved NIGHTWATCH, but for those of you, like me, that loved NIGHTWATCH - DAYWATCH is a huge event film. I've had the pleasure of watching this film about 5 times thus far. In my opinion not only is it a brilliant sequel, but it's so great it actually makes the first film much better by the illuminations this film gives to the first. A sequel that furthers and deepens the world of the first. I love it! Now - for the new poster... it's gorgeous... just take a look for yourself...







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  • April 23, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    eh

    by StovetopStuffin'

    doesn't represent the coolness of this movie

  • April 23, 2007, 5:43 p.m. CST

    WTF?

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Sums it up nicely.

  • April 23, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I don't know what i felt after watching Nightwatch

    by George Newman

    I still don't. I thought things were fascinating. But I felt indifferent.

  • April 23, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    prutty...

    by RaveX

    me wanna one of those.

  • April 23, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S SERENITY! And it'll do just as bad.

    by Err

    HA-HA!

  • April 23, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Nightwatch.

    by HK_Cavalier

    Nightwatch was a destestable piece of claptrap that gathered a cult following solely because Hollywood movies are somehow worse. Just an example of a movie starved - or story starved -audience desperately tonguing up scraps from around the world because U.S. studios aren't making it happen any more.

  • April 23, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Disinterest

    by Redfoot the Fence

    Overactive nonsensical trailer + moderately cool but equally nonsensical trailer = possible 2011 desperation rental from whichever DVD/HD-DVD/BluRay rental service has taken over the world

  • April 23, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Well I loved Nightwatch...

    by Sith Witch

    can't wait!

  • April 23, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I liked Nightwatch

    by Kizeesh

    But I liked it BECAUSE it was so un-Hollywood. One of the reasons a lot of folk didn't like it. It's morally ambiguous, it doesn't clearly define what's going on or tie everything up neatly in any way, it gives you a glimpse into this amazingly rich world, and somehow makes it all so painfully real that it's just captivating.<p> But then again I have genuinely heard some idiots argue that it was a bad film because the the lead actor was ugly, everyone dressed badly and the bad guy got away at the end.<p> Missing the fucking point much?

  • April 23, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I'm with you, George Newman

    by slone13

    I'm still not entirely sure what the hell happened. Granted, I've only seen it once but I believe a second viewing would be most beneficial. I remember enjoying portions of it quite a bit.

  • April 23, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Now THIS time we MEAN it...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    No fooling. *This* is how Heath Ledger will appear in the fi... uh... dammit is this the wrong TB?

  • April 23, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Can't wait.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Hope it'll play near-bye. Nightwatch was a hypnotic wild ride. It was like hopping into the mind of the director and being thrust through a rollercoaster ride with his synapses. Crazy. <br> The only thing that took me out of the film the first time I saw it was the odd video game part at the end. But then the seconde time it made more sense. Well it just felt right that is. The frenetic editing of the war from the past to the present situation ends with the kid running to Anton. Then this is where the video game piece is intercut. It's the Dark's final move and it was all orchestrated. Pretty cool now that I'm used to the editing style. <br> I really dug the mythology. Pretty cool, pretty cool.

  • April 23, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Nightwatch was a total mess...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...but in a good way. It definitely managed to hold my interest. I can't honestly say I'm really jazzed for Daywatch but that's a nice looking poster, all the same.

  • April 23, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Thought this was a sequel to that Ewan McGrerror

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    horror movie with Nick Nolte and all that, also called Nightwatch... just kidding.

  • April 23, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Seriously

    by areynol2

    When I read "Daywatch" I thought it was going to be a comedy about lifeguarding.

  • April 23, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    This is FAKE

    by XoanonTORN

    Done in Photoshop, obviously <p> XoanonTORN

  • April 23, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    both movies, day and night sucked.

    by SylarTheCylon

    but nice poster.

  • April 23, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Coincidentally, just finished watching this..

    by Jonah Echo

    Well, that poster is cool, but doesnt quite capture the movie at all. They are still trying to sell these as big fantasy movies, which they really arent-not exactly. Despite some overused cgi, I think the Nightwatch films are trying to be character based pieces and on that point, they are somewhat successfull, but like George Newman says above, there is an indifference to the whole thing. Now I enjoyed Nightwatch, but felt that it often waivered in quality and in coherence. It was built upon an interesting concept, but felt like the first episode of a t.v. series or something. It felt very incomplete, but not just in the way the first part of something is, but rather there wasnt enough substance to support the obvious emotional and thematic gravity of the ending. I should have been devestated by Yegor's choice in the end, and Anton's clear failure which almost seemed destined. I wasnt, mostly because I didnt completely understand how such a decision came about and Yegor had not been clearly explored as a character. There wasnt quite enough clarity there to really make the fantastic concept come to life. But I enjoyed it enough to pick up a copy, and have watched it a few times since. Its a fun movie, and I was intrigued by the character of Anton. So now we have Daywatch and Harry is right in what he says. It is a superior sequel, and it indeed illuminates the first. It defines Anton better, and gives us a greater look at the way the world of the Light and the Dark interact. The vampire neighbors arent just cameos to show us Anton interacts with members of the Dark, but they are their own people, with troubles and stories of their own. The "chalk of destiny" which seems like a silly concept is handled well(for a while anyway) as a symbolic representation of Anton's great desire to right his past sins. You have all the characters of the first film returning,save perhaps the young female vampire from the first film, and characters that were shortchanged the first time-like Olga, are given much more to do here. Yes, the visuals are better, as are the production values, but this is at the same time a lighter, funnier movie and it has a better, dramatic undercurrent running through it. We can feel the inevitability and lack of choices that seem to characterize these people. The movie has a distinctive Russian voice, but its not a doomy gloomy film like the first. So, yes Harry is right, its a stronger, better film. However, all of the problems Night Watch had-how to end, pacing, and being able to consistently establish that emotional connection are problems here too. Especially the film's ending. On one hand I liked it, on another it relies so much upon the first movie, that unless you actually view them as two halves of one whole, the ending of this seems like a terrible copout. There are still characters who remain very ambiguous as to what makes them tick. Zavulon is often more like a crochety old man trying to be hip, than a dark ruler. And that initial decision to make him so it what I think makes Daywatch seem fresher. Here are fantastic creatures maintaining a kind of uneasy peace and eeking out an invisible existence by making use of near-poverty level buildings, equipment, etc. Were this a period piece the two sides would have elaborate castles, here they haunt dance halls and shabby offices. BUT, when we never clearly see the dark side of Zavulon, sometimes he seems like NOTHING More than a confused old man. Still, Im complaining, when the reality is that this movie is a great improvement of the first, and shows alot of skill and imagination on the part of the director and team who made it. It shows great promise, and I look forward to The Dusk Watch. Where the story will go from here though, I have no clue.

  • April 23, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    So it's a trilogy then?......

    by cinemaniac06

    Nightwatch, Daywatch........Baywatch??? Maybe The Hoff can find work again?

  • April 23, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    You confirmed it..

    by Sappers Forward

    Hk Cavaliers statement was confirmed by Kizeesh... I can only assume that this movie was a big pile of poop...

  • April 23, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    You know...

    by Crimson King

    I didn't LOVE Night Watch, but I really liked it. And I'm really looking forward to this sequel, despite the ridiculous car-on-wall scene. Hopefully it's as good as you say...

  • April 24, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Still haven't seen Night Watch

    by Johnno

    That trailer had me giddy with excitement as did the Day Watch trailer. And now this poster is really right fucking on! Love it! I'll definately be giving these a rental sometime in the summer. And I believe the third film is called Dawn Watch.

  • April 24, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    ah, yet more crows

    by newc0253

    i can't say i loved nightwatch, but i appreciated its russian quirkyness. speaking of which, they should make a movie version of the game STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (okay, technically it would be a remake because apparently Tarkovsky did a film on which the STALKER story was based). that would beat the pants off of crappy video game remakes like Resident Evil and Doom.

  • April 24, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by bender7

    I thought Nightwatch was brilliant. It was good to see a vampire movie without ninja stars or machine-gun crossbows

  • April 24, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Day Watch is a mess

    by Sheeld

    I watched it Saturday, and was hugely disappointed. I really liked Night Watch and looked forward to this one, but half the time I couldn't make sense of what the fuck was going on (might have been the language barrier, but more likely it was the flashy filmmaking). New stuff was introduced then abandoned (2nd level gloom?), there were way too many characters, primitive plotting, action sequences lasting for about 5 seconds.. And could someone please explain the implications of the ending? The movie might make perfect sense if you read the books or saw the movie 5 times, but I'm hard-pressed to give it even a second chance.

  • April 24, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Russian visual effects companies gotta eat !

    by knifeandfork

    I really wanted to like nightwatch , but i just couldnt get into it -too superficial. The whole thing just seemed like a show case for visual effects. You could almost hear the animators ,riggers, compositors and renderers all singing "look what weeeeeeeeeeeeeee can do !" in thick russian accents. Still, i'll check out daywatch ,but i aint expecting much other than great vfx.

  • April 24, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Sounds Interesting

    by mordiceius

    I still need to check out Nightwatch, personally. I had purchased it for my mother last year and she loved it so I'll be doing the same with Day Watch. The problem with me is that I read the books which are NOTHING like the premise of the movies. The Nightwatch and Daywatch movies only cover the first and second half of the Nightwatch book. The Daywatch and Duskwatch books continue the story of Anton and Svetlana and the daughter they have. Plus one thing that bothered me that I heard from the first movie is that Yegor is Anton's son, which he isn't in the books. Meh! I'm a stickler for this stuff. Time for me to go get some coffee. It's too early.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Nightwatch was boring...

    by Fridge

    ...it's just that simple. The movie needed more action. The trailer fooled people into thinking the movie was heavy on the fantasy and action aspects which it really wasnt, I have a feeling Daywatch will be more or less the same.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Trilogy?

    by Dr Gregory House

    So, there's Daywatch....Nightwatch......what's left to watch? Duskwatch?

  • April 24, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Let's get out of here!

    by theageofknights.com

    We can't get out of here! I know! Let's go through the gloom! We can't go through the gloom! But we have to! Trudge trudge trudge. WHAT THE FUCK???

  • April 24, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Mid-Day Watch!

    by Masked Avenger

    The final chapter in the epic trilogy...about security guards.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    I'm a lover

    by papabendi

    I like the way Anton got sucked into the whole world of Nightwatch by his own, somewhat nasty, doing. Sometimes a bit confusing and a tiny budget but some incredible images. It's all about ideas.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The Poster just reminds me too much of The Prophecy

    by StovetopStuffin'

    Which sucked. Daywatch was WAY cooler, and way cooler than this poster. Except how is it going to be a Trilogy. Daywatch ends in an almost final way. I guess I should read the books, but I never have time to read anything other than work related material. Oh well.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Night Watch was disappointing

    by PwnedByStallone

    It was just a hodgepodge of effects, visual styles, and mythologies. Really more annoying than anything.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Nightwatch was Great!

    by Freeman Fury

    Nightwatch was great. Such a relief from the scummy bullshit fantasy cinema churned out for the brainless masses. Amazing how something original like this goes totally over the heads of the general public. Also loved the gritty European feel of it - hope we get more of the same in Daywatch.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    NightWatch was try hard

    by The Porkpie Samurai

    While the film as a whole was pretty decent, so many cringe moments such as every cliche sfx technique in the book was thrown in. Whats with the truck crashing into the dude in the trailer? Pisses me off that Unkle's 'Rabbit in your headlights' video clip is being ripped off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ClCwcCvdQ

  • April 24, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Cool Poster

    by sith-vol

    Too bad the movie will suck balls as bad as Nightwatch.

  • April 24, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Loved Night Watch; Salivating For Sequel

    by www.valiens.com

    For the integration of subtitles into story telling and look of the film alone, Night Watch is worth watching. At night. Or something.

  • April 24, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Nightwatch SHOULD HAVE been about peeping at J Alba

    by Dorothys Taint Again

    all night long through her bedroom window. <p> Daywatch would be about watching her all day long too. That girl can work it. I ALMOST saw FF because of her. Almost.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Visionary Force?

    by alienindisguise

    If by the tagline above the title they mean purveyors of a total cluster f**k then mission accomplished! Won't be checking this..hated Nightwatch

  • April 24, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I really, really, really hate the word Meh...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    but it is exactly my feelings after I saw both Day and Night. There is some interesting stuff in the middle of a huge pile of mess. Sure it is very different to how Hollywood would have done these stories, but different and much better are not the same thing.

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