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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

DAYBREAKERS-CINEMA SOUND OFF with Lynn Rush and KM Wilsher




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My good friend and extraordinary writer, Lynn Rush
--and me, KM Wilsher-- visit the movies and we'll be sharing our reviews with you every second Tuesday of the month.

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DAYBREAKERS


KM's Review:

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.

The premise:

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.

KM's score:

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


 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? 

6 comments:

lynnrush said...

WOW, one ticket, huh? I must be tooooo generous. LOL. I gave it three. . . . .

Great review, KM!

Lori Lundquist said...

Although this isn't my kind of movie and I don't plan on seeing it, I love the conclusions you made on the themes. I can see how the storyline is attractive. Gave me food for thought! Thanks! Have a great day!

Chris said...

I really, really liked the premise of this one. Vampire population farming humans--freaky!! Too bad about the blood and stuff, though. Gore can really ruin stuff for me.

Brandon said...

:) That's cool you and lynn are doing reviews together!

KM said...

Hey, left you something on my blog! :)

Peter Stone said...

The premise for the film looked great from the ads, but I have not seen it as it seemed a tad on the gory side.

As for up and coming movies, I'm looking forward to seeing Toy Story 3 with my kids, LOL.