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I must say, this was a little gory. . .in a MATRIX meets ANN RICE kind of portrait. I didn't enjoy the dark screen and hospital feel of the movie, but I found some enjoyable ingredients in DAYBREAKERS.
With a very hip feel, vampires run this world of the future. Blood suckers out number humans who have become an endangered species.
As humans face extinction, vampires face a blood shortage. Undead scientists work diligently to find a blood substitute, for it won't be long before the last few humans and their precious blood are gone. . .Outstanding.
3 great themes:
1. Justice for the oppressed: Ethan Hawk's character has compassion for the oppressed humans to the point of denying himself their blood. With out human blood, Ethan Hawk's character will first turn into a hideous demon, and then the lack of blood will kill him. Despite this, he holds a deep concern for the humans and their plight.
2.Sacrifice. A couple characters in this movie are willing to give their very lives for the continuation of the human race.
Reminds me of my Savior:
(Though Jesus' Sacrifice goes way beyond life on earth.)
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
3. and this theme: Sometimes the thing that hurts the most could be the thing that cures and heals you. This theme moved me in a very powerful way. The vampires freedom comes at a very painful cost. Sometimes ours does too.
I wrestled with the score for DAYBREAKERS. There is an amazing idea behind this creation, however, I didn't feel that it came together. So I give DAYBREAKERS:
1 tickets Skip it. Give your ticket away
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Stay tuned for the second Tuesday in July. Another hot summer movie to review!
Do you have a must see movie for the summer?
Have you seen Daybreakers? Got any thoughts?