Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vampires Are Everywhere

NEW YORK - JANUARY 07:  Actor Ethan Hawke atte...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

It's not Halloween but unless you have been hidden from sunlight then you would have noticed that vampires are everywhere. The current incarnation can't be under estimated either because vampires have shown incredible adaptability and represent an intriguing pop culture. The presence and mystique has manifested to become the perfect metaphor of our insecurities. The Twilight Saga has completely changed the perception from one-dimensional monsters to a complicated, 'vegetarian', brooding pretty boy. Daybreakers, presents another variation in which a plague has transformed much of the world's population into vampires.
As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human for their blood, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. When deprived of blood for extended periods of time, vampires lose their human-like characteristics and begin to transform into winged bat-like monsters called "sub-siders," those of which have diminished mental capacity and no ability to speak are driven strictly by their impulse to feed. However, a covert group of humans makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.
I watched the movie at the cinema, without 3D glasses for a change because the presentation wasn't available in the format. I enjoyed the story and some of the gore scenes were great entertainment. Wasn't impressed with the finale because the conclusion appeared to suggest that a sequel will provide a continuation of events. Maybe I will wait for that to be released to DVD/Blu-Ray! Happy that I managed to avoid a popcorn situation though!!

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