Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Recommended on DVD: 'Daybreakers'
"Daybreakers" made $30 million in its initial release in January 2010, a far cry from the $296 million made by the lame teen melodrama "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," but "Daybreakers" is by far the best vampire film of the year. It's got action, really scary scenes and best of all, it's a thinking-man's vampire movie. In the not-too-distant future (2019), a plague has turned most of the world's population into vampires who rely on a shrinking human population for blood to keep them "alive." Ethan Hawke is a vampire-scientist trying to find a blood substitute not only to provide profits for the vampire-run corporation he works for, but he has a soft-spot for humans, who are hunted to provide a blood supply for the vampires willing to pay to price. Hawke's life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Willem Dafoe, the leader of a group of human refugees. Dafoe holds the key to saving both humans and vampires, but is being hunted by the evil corporation.