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YMMV / Daybreakers

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  • Ass Pull: 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 may be that the transformation back left some form of antibody in their blood that others could feed on.
  • 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.
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    • When the vampires who rushed and ate Charlie turn human, they are in turn rushed and devoured by further vampires in a slo-mo orgy of blood and violence. And then the last three surviving soldiers also turn human. If Christopher hadn't charged in just then and killed them all, who knows how long the chain reaction would have gone on?
  • 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.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Chris's friendship with Edward could have been played up to make his betrayal feel stronger.
    • Senator Turner and the refugees Audrey was harboring suffering from Dropped a Bridge on Him was frustrating, as they could have played a good role in the climax, providing a Big Damn Heroes moment or something.
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    • Allison being turned into a subsider and killed feels this way after her actress's strong performances, given that the only purpose of this seemed to be to give Frankie something horrifying to witness, and he seemed to shrug it off enough to try and turn Elvis again later, while having her survive to get cured by the blood of an e vampire at the end could have been an emotionally satisfying conclusion to her subplot.
  • 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.
    • And the easy way is to drink the blood of an ex-vampire... or in other words, someone who died and rose again. Just as Christians do in Communion.


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