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Don't Let Bad Vampire Movies Ruin the Good Ones

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | June 26, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | June 26, 2009 |

You people keep complaining that you’re tired of vampire movies. You’re not tired of vampire movies; you’re tired of bad vampire movies. And maybe Daybreakers will help you come around to them. For one, there’s no glitter. And it doesn’t look like they’re cheating the mythology.

Better yet is an amazing premise: It’s the year 2019. Almost everyone on Earth is a vampire. Great, right? Everyone is immortal and, because they’re already vampires, there’s no need to fear everyone else. The catch? The human race is almost extinct, and human blood is the only source of food. Bummer. What’s an Ethan Hawke to do? Easy: Turn the entire vampire race back into mortals.

Who knows if the execution will be any good. It comes from the Brothers Spierig, who write and directed Daybreakers. It stars Hawke, Isabel Lucas, and Willem Dafoe. And, at the very least, it looks promising.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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