History Film / Daybreakers

26th Sep '16 6:30:57 AM JaybeeInTVT
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** Getting Frankie to turn Alison into a vampire smacks strongly of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil "correctional" rape]].
30th Jul '16 11:05:25 AM ThatsNotFroot
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The first quarter of the movie sets up the all-vampire society with minimal dialogue; the art direction and atmospherics help sell the reality of this world. To keep the sun from destroying them, wealthier vampires drive special cars with shields to block out the sunlight while ordinary citizens make their way through the cities using a massive network of underground streets whenever they have to be awake during the day. Blood [[IndustrializedEvil is harvested from humans]] in Matrix-like collection farms and sold to citizens at coffee bars.

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The first quarter of the movie sets up the all-vampire society with minimal dialogue; the art direction and atmospherics help sell the reality of this world.dialogue. To keep the sun from destroying them, wealthier vampires drive special cars with shields to block out the sunlight while ordinary citizens make their way through the cities using a massive network of underground streets whenever they have to be awake during the day. Blood [[IndustrializedEvil is harvested from humans]] in Matrix-like collection farms and sold to citizens at coffee bars.
28th Jan '16 2:28:24 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''Daybreakers'' is a 2009 SciFiHorror film written and directed by Australian filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig.
15th Jan '16 3:07:50 AM jormis29
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* VampireApocalypse: Not immediately obvious, but as the blood supply dwindles and the effects of deprivation grow ever more widespread and pronounced, the vampire civilization gradually degenerates into something very much like this as the subsider population begins to grow and blood riots break out at the coffee stands. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the cure is as contagious as the original vampirism was.]]
** Even more so actually: Vampirism is spread one feed at a time (assuming the victim lives), from feeder to victim. [[spoiler:Humanity is spread in bursts to everyone who feeds from the ex-vampire,]] which considering the feeding frenzies we see, seems to indicate that it will have a much faster chain reaction.
** These feeding frenzies do demonstrate one drawback, however: the one bitten is unlikely to survive. [[spoiler:Ex-vampires will probably do better for themselves to try luring hungry vampires to them one at a time.]] The extraction technology Charles Bromley's corporation was using might also be effective for gathering and distributing the cure without endangering the donors.



* ZombieApocalypse: Not immediately obvious, but as the blood supply dwindles and the effects of deprivation grow ever more widespread and pronounced, the vampire civilization gradually degenerates into something very much like this as the subsider population begins to grow and blood riots break out at the coffee stands. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the cure is as contagious as the original vampirism was.]]
** Even more so actually: Vampirism is spread one feed at a time (assuming the victim lives), from feeder to victim. [[spoiler:Humanity is spread in bursts to everyone who feeds from the ex-vampire,]] which considering the feeding frenzies we see, seems to indicate that it will have a much faster chain reaction.
** These feeding frenzies do demonstrate one drawback, however: the one bitten is unlikely to survive. [[spoiler:Ex-vampires will probably do better for themselves to try luring hungry vampires to them one at a time.]] The extraction technology Charles Bromley's corporation was using might also be effective for gathering and distributing the cure without endangering the donors.

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* ZombieApocalypse: Not immediately obvious, but as the blood supply dwindles and the effects of deprivation grow ever more widespread and pronounced, the vampire civilization gradually degenerates into something very much like this as the subsider population begins to grow and blood riots break out at the coffee stands. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the cure is as contagious as the original vampirism was.]]
** Even more so actually: Vampirism is spread one feed at a time (assuming the victim lives), from feeder to victim. [[spoiler:Humanity is spread in bursts to everyone who feeds from the ex-vampire,]] which considering the feeding frenzies we see, seems to indicate that it will have a much faster chain reaction.
** These feeding frenzies do demonstrate one drawback, however: the one bitten is unlikely to survive. [[spoiler:Ex-vampires will probably do better for themselves to try luring hungry vampires to them one at a time.]] The extraction technology Charles Bromley's corporation was using might also be effective for gathering and distributing the cure without endangering the donors.
21st Nov '15 3:33:20 PM eroock
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* IndustrializedEvil

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* IndustrializedEvilIndustrializedEvil: A VampireApocalypse has forced humans to near extinction, and the remaining people are plugged in as [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/daybreakers_5084.jpg living plasma batteries in farms]].



* PlayingAgainstType: Willem Dafoe is a hero.
27th Sep '15 3:15:07 AM Morgenthaler
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As captured humans are tapped out and the supply of free-ranging fugitives is dwindling, the blood supply is running dry. Ethan Hawke plays a man made a vampire against his will who's researching a means for synthesizing blood out of sympathy for the humans' plight, and finds himself falling in with a band of fugitives who claim to have found a cure for vampirism. Creator/SamNeill plays his boss, a [[AffablyEvil deliciously evil]] vampire who insists on developing a blood substitute instead of a cure so he can retain and expand his market share.

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As captured humans are tapped out and the supply of free-ranging fugitives is dwindling, the blood supply is running dry. Ethan Hawke Creator/EthanHawke plays a man made a vampire against his will who's researching a means for synthesizing blood out of sympathy for the humans' plight, and finds himself falling in with a band of fugitives who claim to have found a cure for vampirism. Creator/SamNeill plays his boss, a [[AffablyEvil deliciously evil]] vampire who insists on developing a blood substitute instead of a cure so he can retain and expand his market share.
6th Mar '15 8:17:23 PM ChrisDen
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* TranshumanTreachery: Most of the Vampires seem to consider Humans to be a seperate species and lesser form of life. This is despite TheVirus only having been around for the last ''ten'' years and some of them were still human up until ''five'' years ago.

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* TranshumanTreachery: Most of the Vampires seem to consider Humans to be a seperate separate species and lesser form of life. This is despite TheVirus only having been around for the last ''ten'' years and some of them were still human up until ''five'' years ago.



31st Jan '15 10:18:20 AM mangamanic
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** On the other hand, the film goes to some length to show us that vampires are still very much human and well aware of their moral failings and limitations, rather than AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters that revel in their predatory nature.

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** On the other hand, the film goes to some length to show us that vampires are still very much human and well aware of their moral failings and limitations, rather than AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters that revel in their predatory nature. It also shows why in other fiction Vampires don't do the same, since without a thriving population of humans to feed on they are slowly starving to death.
13th Nov '14 3:13:44 AM Odon
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* KnockoutAmbush: As humans have to be captured alive.
19th Oct '14 5:23:15 AM Odon
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* JabbaTableManners: After the blood ration is cut to 5% a riot breaks out at a coffee booth, with vampire greedily slurping up broken blood bags even as they're attacked by riot police. Even the coffee venders join in the feeding frenzy.

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* JabbaTableManners: After the blood ration is cut to 5% a riot breaks out at a coffee booth, with vampire vampires greedily slurping up broken blood bags even as they're attacked subdued by riot police. Even the coffee venders join in the feeding frenzy.
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