Sunday, February 14, 2010

Not for those with a weak stomach

Last Thursday my sister offered to babysit so we took the opportunity to sneak out for a movie.

My choice, so we went to see Daybreakers, the semi-Oz production starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Defoe as well as a few Aussies including Sam Neill. I love a vampire story so I couldn't resist. It had received some OK reviews so I had pretty high hopes.

I enjoyed it, pretty much. It had some good ideas, vampire-wise; but basically it was The Matrix with vampires. There was quite a bit of gruesomeness, with vampires going batshit on each other (blood supply is running out and when vampires are starved of blood they get really nutso, who would have thought!). I love that sort of stuff so I was happy.

While there was plenty of blood and guts and exploding blood suckers there was little by way of acting. Claudia Karvan was truly awful, striding around her scenes looking like a plank of wood with a face painted on it.

Overall I'd say see it if you're a vampire lover like yours truly. Otherwise, stay well clear.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

Not having much luck on the movie front lately, are you? Maybe you should stick to quality reality tv like "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and "Kendra" (or whatever it's called).!