Monday, July 19, 2010
Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Drama, Horror
Theatrical Release: Jan 8, 2010 Wide
Box Office: $30M
Synopsis: Two-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world's... Two-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, in which an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill
Review: I really wanted to like this movie. The concept is different and I'm a sucker, no pun intended, for vampire flicks. I didn't. Five minutes into this thing I wanted to light it on fire and watch it burn like a vampire in sunlight.
What the hell happened to Ethan Hawke? The last movie I liked that he starred in was Training Day. Perhaps Uma hexed him when he allegedly cheated on her with a stripper because his record has been lackluster ever since. This movie maintains his record. What a turd.
The mention of a turd leads me to our next player, Willem Dafoe. He was amazing as Elias in Platoon. Now he plays some camaro driving hondo - and badly at that. I cringed everytime he had screen time. His part went over like a fart in church. Bad. Bad. Bad.
The only main character I could stand was Sam Neill. He's good at playing creepy a la his character in Event Horizon. Still not enough to recommend this to my worst enemy.
The bottom line is the plot had potential but was poorly executed. The main players add nothing and you are clapping happily when the credits roll.
BOTTOM LINE: NO LIKEY