Jan. 8, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST
I've been waiting sooooo long for this.
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST
Will watch anything with him in.
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST
This is a breath of fresh air.
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST
Looking forward to seeing this flick. Vampires NEED to be rescued after the atrocities that were done to them by the Twilight films. Good thing we're getting The Wolfman in February too :)
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST
Tragically underappreciated Gattaca ... sigh. <p> A bit underwhelmed by 'Thirty Days of Night' but willing to give grungy vampire movie another shot.
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST
The real result of the population consisting entirely of vampires!
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
I've been looking forward to this film, and Massawyrm's early review that said it's basically a John Carpenter style flick cemented my desire to see it. I know it won't score big at the box-office in the post holiday dumping season, but I hope it finds its audience.
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST
I guess "sympathetic" is a better word than "romantic", but you get the idea. <p>Look at Lestat. He never once turned into a bat (I've always found the shapeshifting thing to be the least appealing feature of the vampire mythos) but he reveled in his vampire nature and never shied from the blood and gore. I think that's my favorite type of blood-drinker... the one that is simultaneously appealing and yet still (perhaps psychologcially) scary as all hell, somewhat like how a tiger is beautiful to look at but you'd never want to be in the jungle with one. That's why Twilight fails as a vampire story... its vampires are not scary on ANY level, even when Meyer tried to play the whole "scary under the surface" thing (as in, they can snap at any moment). They're kittens, not tigers. <p>I do have to say, my love of "sympathetic" vampires aside, you have made me very interested in seeing this movie now. By the way, I have seen exactly ZERO advertising, despite the fact that it's already playing... what's up with that?
Jan. 8, 2010, 10 a.m. CST
From a few months ago. Glad that it's finally out, but no one that I know even knows about it.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST
can't even be compared to most other vampire films. It's not that it's better than them, it's just on ANOTHER PLAIN entirely.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST
Exactly! Like I said, ZERO advertisement. In fact, I didn't even know it was out until I was checking out the showtimes for Avatar a couple of days ago. My butt will be in the seat for pretty much any vampire flick that doesn't have "Twilight" in the title anyways, but now I'm really excited to see it.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST
i usually know whether or not i'm going to see a particular film by the time it's out, and i was actually on the "or not" side of things with this one. but this review now has me excited to give it a look. good job.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST
Eli's already dismembered Twilight faggots and used their members to anally violate them.<p> Now Daybreakers is coming to cream all the bloated corpses of that BITCH and the slut he does not fuck and/or suck the blood from.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST
attacked Avatar? For having a hidden green environmentalist message? Where the military are the bad guys? <p> Or was it just the plants and vegetation which got their blood boiling? And a movie with gory vampires is just a-okay? <p> I'm really curious to find out...
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST
Oh wait - like I give a shit.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST
make an awesome open world sandbox video game.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST
...why can't the other vampires? Is this explained in the movie?
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST
What about Thirst? I enjoyed Daybreakers but it is nowhere near as stunning as Thirst.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST
From what I could get from the trailers, the other vampires don't want to.
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST
by Bouncy X
that movie bored the hell outta me. i did like the girl, she had a nice mix of mysterious and weird but yeah, i dont get the love for it. and i'm seeing tv spots for this all the time so nice to see its not being thrown out there with no care.
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST
Do they explain how everyone gets changed so quickly/completely? Is it because of a virus that most people get changed and that there is no resistance? I'm sure they gloss over it in the movie. Even if 99% of the world gets changed, that leave SOME survivors with the ability to start staking hearts as soon as the sun goes up. This idea would have made a better tv series exploring the conflict that would have occurred. Like if I AM LEGEND had more than one survivor in each city wreaking havoc. Especially early on in the breakout before the vamps have more specialized equipment for hunting in the day.
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
No the neo-cons won't. Because they are stupid to figure out the subtext in the film. That or their pastor will tell them not to see such a film.
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
Because in truth, the reason people love vampire movies is that they wish they were like vampiric neo-cons themselves. I'm more of a classic con than a neo-con, but I'll be there watching the movie, and so will my tree-hugging pastor, who is keenly aware of the not-so-subtle subtext. But we'll actually be enjoying the film, instead of taking notes for pompous missives on people with different ideologies.
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST
Because that would deem this review meaningless. That movie was one of the biggest talked-up piles of shit I have seen.
Jan. 8, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST
Referring to "pastors" makes me think, quite frankly, of the other side of the aisle.
Jan. 8, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
...drink human blood and the plot of the movie is they're running out of humans for blood then what is Hawke drinking that's keeping him alive?
Jan. 8, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
Yeah I guess I have the same question as you.
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST
Oil, maybe? <p> In our world, with no oil, sure, the species may not die out, but its a world changing ending. <p> Whatever Ethan is drinking, the other vampires could do that too, I guess. But it's a world changing thing. Like if all the cattle/pigs died, and we all had to become vegetarian, maybe?
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST
suffered from pacing problems... it could have used a 20 minute or so trim. But the sequence at the end was magnificent.
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST
Key to good trailer - hire Willem Dafoe. Hand him a weapon. Have him say virtually anything. Cut.
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST
I was underwhelmed with Undead, but I saw a lot of potential. <P> The Placebo cover in the trailer had me sold though.
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST
It was meh. Seriously- Matrix Reloaded levels of meh. I will say that it has the visual effects going for it (the Subsiders are damned creepy looking), as well the amazing level of detail that went into creating a world populated by vampires. It feels like a living, breathing, functional world. That being said,I think it needed about twenty more minutes, a more experienced director (Cronenberg would've done AMAZING things with this), and a more polished script. Too many things felt incomplete and not fleshed out enough, and the writers telegraphed the twist. All in all, it was an underwhelming experience.
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST
Daybreakers, Book of Eli, Legion... All look interesting... Got good casts, etc... 2010 looking good so far...
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
I've never seen a Twilight film, and I currently have no plans to, but man do I love how much it seems to threaten most of you. That shit is gold!
Jan. 8, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
movie sounds sweet - can't wait. passing on the info for Daybreakers merch cuz i found some sik daybreakers hoodies nstuff at goldlabel.com
Jan. 8, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST
I have been attempting to find out what this is about. Is the book a science book, that tells how to solve the environmental problem, or is it the Bible? Because if it's the Bible and would make people moral again or some such nonsense I am, of course, not seeing the movie. Anyone know?
Jan. 8, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST
But the use of colour tio establish mood and set tone is nothing new. For example, Smallvilles been doing it for years.
Jan. 8, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST
Yup, according to Wikipedia Eli has the world's last Bible which is going to save the world by making society better. Because naturally it's done a great job at that so far, right?
Jan. 8, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST
it's a good movie. a few more tweaks and it could have been a new series in the vein of blade. not quite enough action for that. the sub siders were cool tho
Jan. 8, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST
i think that would have taken the film into the realm of a great film. under the proviso that the extra footage was good, obviously. it had a good score unlike undead and they did really well creating a world and mythology for the characters to inhabit, not an easy task. i just wish we could have seen more. it doesn't lend itself to an obvious sequel. maybe a prequel of the civil war.
Jan. 8, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST
Anyone know what's going on with World War Z? I loved that book and I expect it to do for zombies what Daybreakers will do for vampires.
Jan. 8, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST
I thought I heard that somewhere.
Jan. 8, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST
a remake of the gunfight sequence at the end of The Good and the Bad, and the Ugly. Eli's got the Bible, a dude with the Koran, and a dude with the Torah. Meanwhile, down the road a community which has the collected works of Dr. Suess has already rediscovered farming, education, commerce, health care, arts, utilities, sanitation,, etc.
Jan. 8, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST
...all white while the remaining humans are a hodge-podge, multi-culti, diversity billboard? If so, even given the Gattica/Dark City pedigree (if it's in fact true that it shares with those films), I will find it hard to sit through. I just can't handle any more PC bullshit in my sci-fi.
Jan. 8, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST
I went to see it because I was interested in what the Speirig brothers could do with a modest budget. I thought Undead was stupid but considering they only had 1mil to make it with, I guess it was all right. <p> Daybreakers sucks. Sorry. Dafoe, Hawke, and Neill are top-notch. The problem is they are better than the movie itself. They are above it. The "amount of detail" that went into "creating this world" was nothing but lazy and lame. Blood instead of milk/wine/whatever? Wow. Real creative. <p> The biggest thing holding this back from being a fun, cool, or even good movie, is how incredibly cheap it is. Everything from the props down to the "set design" is cheap as hell. Seriously...Ethan Hawks drives a Chrysler 300 in the year 2019...fine. But how do they make it futuristic? The put solid steel hubcaps on and make it sound like an RC car from Radio Shack. The action is very stilted and nowhere near enough to go around. Dafoe is really fun to watch though. As is Sam Neill. <P> And Ravenloff, as far as I can remember, there was one black guy in the whole movie. He managed to get about three minutes of screen time and decided to spend it acting as badly as possible. 5/10
Jan. 8, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST
Now that I think about it...yes. All the vampires were white and the humans were a hodge-podge of multi-cultural diversity. The movie doesn't really make an issue of it though.
Jan. 8, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST
Jan. 8, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST
you need to immediately trade your one minute attention span in for something approximating human intelligence. really.
Jan. 8, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST
come on mate you've got to do better than that. what have you seen in the last 10 years...gps. what do they have cameras to see out the car. pretty accurate if you ask me
Jan. 8, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST
I didn't have a problem with him driving an "old" car...I had a problem with how they tried to "futurize" it. Not to mention the Vampires Humvees. It just seemed really lazy to me. <P> The cameras they use to drive during the day look like they were from the 80s. Come on now, you know how small technology is nowadays. Are you telling me that in ten years time technology reverts to big, clunky devices, like the cameras on their cars? Like I said: cheap.
Jan. 8, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST
If this film was made by the Little Rascals and submitted to Sundance, would you consider the special effects good or bad?
Jan. 8, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST
Good. The subsiders were kinda creepy but the steak-through-the-heart effects were a little After Effects-y...Blade did it better. I'd put this film about on par with 30 Days of Night.
Jan. 8, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST
How do they explain the diminishing blood supply? Do they not know that humans make other humans when given half a chance? It'd like running out of hamburgers, right?
Jan. 8, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST
Well, we're still running out of them in a big way, yadda yadda yadda.
Jan. 8, 2010, 6 p.m. CST
I have no idea if that was a joke or not. Was that from the movie or from you?
Jan. 8, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST
I was at the pre-screening on Monday in Chicago, plus I seen the movie again today. I love the movie. Yes, it may be short but that was most likely a result of the small budget. Even for that small budget, the directors did great things. Hopefully this movie will do very well and we will get a second.
Jan. 8, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST
Hope this helps answer your question:http://io9.com/5427184/daybreakers-explains-how-you-doomed-us-all-to-a-viral-vampire-future
Jan. 8, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
I just got back from seeing it, and the first thing that struck me as funny was that Ethan Hawke's vampire character was named Edward, and he doesn't shine in the sun like a disco ball. It's a little, modestly budgeted film, which is fine by me. I've had enough $200 million CGI fests recently. I liked it and I think it'll hold up over time in the vampire flick subgenre. The rules regarding vampires are fairly classic here, and the twists that are added are cool. Of course, it does have that George Romero subversive stab at our own modern society: in a world of vampires, people are still the same and they have all the same social problems we have now. The subtext is interesting, but the film is also entertaining and doesn't skimp on action and violence. The scene involving testing the blood substitute on a poor vampire test subject has TWO fucked up shockers in a row that made me spit soda. This film isn't going to rock the world, but there are much worse horror films out there.
Jan. 8, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST
Actually, there are a few vampires of different races seen throughout the movie. One character is a Senator and others can be glimpsed in the background.
Jan. 8, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
Jan. 8, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
Pic can't touch LONG ISLAND GOO SPEW for true intensity!
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST
by Lang The Cat
I agree with most of what Capone has said. I saw the film based on this review. However, one thing stands out. The ending is like most films, too simple. In Signs, it was that the aliens were too stupid to wear raincoats. In War of the Worlds, it was the lack of Airborne (TM) or Theraflu (TM). In Star Trek, it usually boils down to shoving a weiner into the warp drive. Here it is nearly that simple and not the result of hard work, simply the luck of the Irish. Add to that how the ending played out and I feel mildly disappointed, cheated by the writers.<br><br> Hopefully this will not be the kind of ending for Book of Eli. If the book is the Bible, the film is trash. If the book is about cooking humans, then nice reference, but again a cheat. If the book is a series of designs that teach people to build self sustaining pumps to draw cold water from the ocean depths to create artificial upwellings, then I would be okay with it (but I did already see it on Planet Green). If the book is the Necronomicon and everyone's soul is eaten by the Nameless One and the Earth ends, I might fall asleep later with a smile on my face thinking of all the money neo-cons would make by selling the stock market short. Okay, the last part is a lie, I never think about neo-cons.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST
Just watched the movie. It sucked shit. The only thing good involved going old school with the blood and guts. I'm trying to think of an Ethan Hawke movie worth watching and am coming up blank.
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST
I haven't been excited for a film like I am for this in sooo long , I will crawl on my hands and knees through the snow drifts and ice outside my front door to get to the cinema , I'm sure it will be worth the effort.....
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST
This is not a fantasy or a horror film. It's straight up old school science fiction. I loved every fucking second. Well, except for the gore, but I don't like gore. I accept that it's part of a vampire story though, so, you know, I take it for what it is. I just don't enjoy it. I hope to fuck that this does well enough to earn a sequel. I'd love to see more of this world. God, I feel like it's science fiction christmas this last year since Star Trek.
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST
I really liked it, can't wait for the sequel. Totally set up for a trilogy.
Jan. 9, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST
There are no real vampires. Anyway, I like what I have seen so far and when it gets here sometime this late summer, I'll be there.
Jan. 9, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST
Sorry if you are annoyed by people in movies who aren't white. I saw this movie, and there's a level of goofyness not really explored in many of the reviews, but Defoe was great, and I agree with the review, I felt like there was a solid chunk of stuff from the middle that I was wishing for.
Jan. 9, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST
Definitely gonna see it on a day off on tuesday!!! Ethan hawke can act his ass off, and who doesnt love william dafoe! this beats the livivng crap outta twilight, which vampires walk though the day. Bullshit!
Jan. 9, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST
Love the director's prev work, Some interesting set pieces and acting but the goofy, slapsticky tone of the 3rd act put it in the "also ran" catagory....."Let the Right One In' OWNS the recent New Vampire genre....Best (and comparable in quality) to Bigalow's masterpiece "Near Dark". Period...
Jan. 9, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST
... for some weird strange geek reason that is completly irrational and mystifying (the counterpoint to the love bestowed to such shit as Jar Jar Abrams's SHIT TREK, i guess), but the moment i saw that movie, and ashort movie they made before, i realised this filmmkers, the Spierig Brothers, they are into soemthing. This guys really have the stuff. That DAYBREAKERS turned up to be an interresting and good movie is no suprise for me. Well, it's a pleasant suprise in the sense that another good movie got made. And thanks to 2009, we are in a terrible dearth of that. Matybe in 2010 i'll saciate my hunger for proper good cinema. Here's to DAYBREAKERS.
Jan. 9, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST
... is the best vampyre movie ever made, but it certainly sit right at the very top of the crop. And those who do not think so, i pity the fools.
Jan. 9, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST
Because they are life-sucking retards who believe in the most stupid fantasies and mistake them for reality because they are so fucking idiots.
Jan. 9, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST
As if that would be a bad thing.
Jan. 9, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST
Fuck neo-cons up in their fucking asses.
Jan. 9, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST
I would preorder the "Children of Men With Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding" DVD.
Jan. 9, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST
amazing visuals with no story or purpose.
Jan. 9, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST
according to the review i read this morning, this is an actual line of dialogue in this movie. i'm guessing the kate bush cover in the trailer was the most inspired thing about this flick. but i'll check it out.
Jan. 9, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST
As for the "fucking up their asses" - KY Cowboys tend to hang to the left? Or have you forgotten that?
Jan. 9, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...this is two days in a row I find myself agreeing with you about multiple things. A bit troubling, that. <p> Undead was overhyped when it first hit for the same reasons most things that are overhyped (District 9 anyone...and Let the Right One in, for that matter) are. Because it was fresh and inventive, because it didn't follow the three acts and a cloud of crap formula to which most film product is forced to adhere. Bizarrely enough, some people respond favorably to that, so favorably, in many cases, that they end up praising the film more than it deserves. <p> I personally find the backlash phenomena more interesting. The need not to say, as would be the case with Undead, "this is a fun and original take on the zombie movie, a little uneven and with a couple bits that broke the flow of the narrative, but certainly in the top tier of zombie films", but "overrated crap and those guys that made it suck!". <p> There's horribly preciously little good horror out there, folks. Most good horror is low budget and/or independent. Undead was one of those, and with any luck Daybreakers will be another. <p> At any rate, I can't wait to see it.
Jan. 9, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
had lots of fun with it!!!
Jan. 9, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST
My pity for them is as big as Saint Francis of Assisi for the poor and sick and small animals.
Jan. 9, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST
Gay cowboys, by their very definition, live in the midwest, are neo-con sympathisers, believe everything the local deranged fanatical fundie evangelist says, and voted for George W. Bush twice. So there.
Jan. 9, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST
I think that in yoru post you just gave the movie the highest praise you could make by saying it's too short. I believe that really good movies are always too short.
Jan. 9, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST
What made me really like UNDEAD is that the movie had a style and a vision of it's own. It was not just one zombie movie alike so many made before. It was it's own thing. And really, for a budget that was little more then one million dollars, if less, the movie had a lot of stuff in it, specially concerting the special effects. The Spierig Brothers really stretched their dollars for what it was worth and more. And that alone deserves respect and admiration.
Jan. 9, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST
The undead...in the future...95% vampires. Half the movie they chain smoke. WTF??? There is no reason for that other than blatent tobacco ad money. Second: 95% undead creature of the night that sticks to vampire conventions...yet they have lights everywhere! WTF for? Searching for the blood cure a' la omega man. This movie was ok, not great.
Jan. 9, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
they're DEAD already, they don't have to worry about cancer
Jan. 9, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST
You obviously suck cock with the same relentless energy as you pollute your lungs. I hope you get cancer and die a slow painful death.
Jan. 9, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST
by Phantom Einstein
I was looking forward to this, but it's a pretty big snooze. The trailers made it look urgent and stylish but it's plodding and predictable. Ethan Hawke is his regular milquetoast self. This guy is gonna save the world? The so-called environmental "message" is a laugh. They're out of blood. And? Think about it. It's a movie where everyone's a vampire and there's a pocket of human resistance. HOW COOL COULD THAT HAVE BEEN? THE TENSION? THE FIGHT SEQUENCES? No. It's like everything that could have been cool about this concept is willfully sidestepped by the idiot twins. It's just not very good.
Jan. 9, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST
by The Dawgfan
It's kind of a small movie. Some nice effects. But overall, small. Maybe I've been conditioned to think sci-fi should equal bigger sets and more effects than this film got. The reveal at the end is surprising but handeled poorly. I was confused by the editing. It should have been longer, and had more to it in general.
Jan. 10, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST
I felt the same way about this as I did about District 9. It is a pretty fresh concept and has some really creative ideas, but it gets so retarded as it progresses that I just gave up on it.
Jan. 10, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST
I just returned from seeing this, and the only word I can think to describe it, is horrible. I actually hid my face in embarrassment towards the end of the movie and the friends I went with apologized for choosing it. Just a shit-fest from beginning to end.
Jan. 10, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST
And probably a closet censorship advocate as well. Take that Tipper Gore shit back to wherever you bought it.
Jan. 10, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST
Could it hurt them to have given this film a decent budget?! I guess I'll go see Invictus instead...
Jan. 10, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST
I'm curious if they had been doing blow instead of smoking, would have had such a problem with it. What about drinking? People make too big a deal over smoking cigarettes in movies. If someone wants to try it, they'll try it anyways. And if they get addicted, well that's their own damn faults!
Jan. 10, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST
Yes, one can nitpick it to death but it is still cool. It's worth the $12. I really enjoyed this movie until the last 6 seconds when they ran out of money and just decided to end it.
Jan. 10, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST
I still liked it. Had a much better and a more unique story than Avatar.
Jan. 10, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST
"No, I feel fi-BEWARUGHGHGHE!!"
Jan. 10, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST
It was a great movie. Very creative. With new ideas about vamps. Story focused for once and good amounts of horror and gore. Smart also. Def worth a view.
Jan. 10, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST
I don't know about it. That's a true vampire genre bender. I would love to see that in the theaters. Something that's scary and puts vampires where they belong in the shadows.
Jan. 10, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST
Jan. 11, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST
Harry, Quint, Massa or Merrick on this one.
Jan. 11, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST
Good Flick. Nice to see some Vampires with (pardon the expression) teeth. I felt like they really toed the line and maybe leaned a little too hard on the side of "too heavy" with the subtext, but all-in-all it was well worth my couple hours' (only if you include the previews and "pre-show entertainment") investment.
Jan. 11, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST
Some great gore effects, refreshing to see a movie that isn't scared to show blood. The "cure buffet" scene at the end was nuts... anyone who has seen the movie knows what I'm talking about. I wish it had been a little longer too, hope there's a sequel.<p> There were a few really tense scenes though... the subsider home invasion was pretty wild.
Jan. 11, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST
...vampires were scary again. Enough with this "pussification of America." Let's have some vampires scare the hell out of us again.
Jan. 14, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST
I noticed the constant smoking and, as a smoker, realized that smoking is essentially a substitute (a crutch) and I think that's how it was used in the movie. Edward didn't drink human blood, he drank animal blood, but it didn't have the same "kick" ... hence the smoking. The concept that there was no room for a cure AND a substitute, frankly, made the ending fail for me. If I were the CEO with a chance to corner BOTH markets, why would I want to eliminate one of them when I could make a crapload of money with both?? Wouldn't THAT have been perfect for the mythical "subcontext/hidden message"? Oh yeah ... The Scare Factor was non-existent.
Jan. 31, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST
The idea behind the "cure" was absolutely awful. They should have come up with something better. Not the masterpiece this website is trying to make it out to be.