The Day (Blu-ray + DVD)
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This film divides audiences with some finding it too much of a character film than an action film, though once the action commences toward the last third of the film it's pretty intense. Conversely, some feel there is not enough character development and think the film needed to be longer. The biggest controversy involves the cinematography. The production team opted for a color-bleached look much like The Road and Book of Eli, but instead of their sepia look they took it further and made what is in most respects a black and white film. Yes, a little color comes through now and then, but this is still a black and white film and many people don't like that. The box is also at fault for not making clear enough just how black and white this is.
Dominic Monaghan (Lost; Lord of the Rings) was one of the producers as well as acting in the film and he is a welcome presence. The rest of the acting is good, with Ashey Bell's Mary a standout as a lady you don't want to mess with. There are a few surprises and a grim and somewhat shocking ending.Read more ›
As usual, character names have escaped my memory. Four friends have been roaming in search of food since some catastrophic event ended normal society years back. They once were 12, but the rest have died or been killed. The story starts with them miserable, tired and sick on the road. There is a 5th of their number, joined them later in their trek, and she is not as trusted. They find a house and take refuge but are afraid. One young man is very ill. The mystery surrounding the 5th comes out quickly. She is one of "them" (enter dramatic music). The house is a trap, set to lure them into the basement, where they think they find food, and spring the trap. The basement locks down with one of the three killed in the trap. A siren blares. They burn their dead friend to prevent him from being taken by their nemeses. Just like in The Road, cannibals also roam hunting their human counterparts to eat. It was the cannibals who set the house trap and now the cannibals who attack. The 5th member of their party once belonged to a cannibal band. She fights with them, however. The end scene might be the best in the movie. This is a bleak, violent yet poignant story of friends remembering their loved ones, who have died, wishing for the past, clinging to hope for a future. (and hunted by cannibals)
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"The Day" in the life of 5 survivalists, to be more specific, starring Shawn Ashmore, Dominic Monaghan, Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon, and Cory Hardrict, but it's Bell (as... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Fred J. Gonzales
Maybe some of the zombie movies should skip the zombies & tell a post-apocalypse story. Like the Road this was believable given the starting point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Mason
Couldn't watch anymore past "I'm caught in a trap with loaded guns. Instead of killing you, man who wants to eat me, I'm going to stand down here posturing like a crowing cock... Read morePublished 1 month ago by 925R
As a fan of post apocalypse movies this one stood out for several reasons.
One, you had an experienced cast of actors. Read more
Very good movie and unique take on post apocalyptic events.Published 2 months ago by James Coffey Jr