YMMV / Daybreakers

  • Ass Pull: Your Mileage May Vary, of course, but while it makes sense how sunlight and water could act as some sort of defibrillator, no explanation is ever given for why blood from resurrected vampires will cure vampires.
    • It's possible that The Virus was mutated by the accident, not eliminated by it. Viruses have been known to absorb one another's DNA, so if the live, unmutated virus came into contact with the mutated virus, instant cure.
    • The fact that it does seem so unlikely might at least account for why Elvis had never thought to try passing the cure along via his own blood prior to finding out accidentally with Frankie.
    • While the sunlight and water starts their hearts, the Vampires react quite violently before becoming fully human - maybe their hearts starting kickstarts their immune system to fight off the infection, meaning anyone then drinking their blood also gets a dose of the antibodies that fight off vampirism.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The blood substitute test. After the volunteer has a bad reaction but recovers, he merely says, "Ow." He then promptly explodes into bloody chunks, covering everyone with gore. It's horrifying and hilarious at the same time.
  • Narm: The start of Bromley's death is horrific, what with the mass feeding and muffled screams - then a soldier rips off his head and just holds it in front of the camera as the eyes roll upwards. For some reason.
  • Nightmare Fuel: As karmic as Bromley's death was, the depiction of just how far gone the vampire starvation has progressed can certainly cause this.
    • The scene at the beginning of the movie, where a customer complaining about the lack of blood in his coffee turns into a riot.
  • Squick: At one point someone is clearly showing drinking coffee, with milk... and blood.
    • Not to mention how horribly wrong a small argument over how much blood was in the coffee went...
    • The coffee shop's blood bags are marked by type, suggesting their customers were actually offered a choice of flavors when supplies were still plentiful.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: The hard way to cure vampirism is surviving sunlight by being fully submerged in water. In other words, a baptism.