In Netflix’s Violent Day Shift, Jamie Foxx Goes For Vampire Fangs

If action movies are a genre unto themselves, action movies produced by Netflix They would deserve at this point to have their own denomination or subgenre. Because it doesn’t matter if they star Chris Hemsworth, Ryan ReynoldsCharlize Theron or Jamie Foxx, as here, in Day shift. They seem cut by the same tailor, written by the same screenwriter.

Is it the famous and feared algorithm?

In Day shift take time to say the word vampires. It’s already something. It’s like entering the story without preamble or explanation, or feeling that we are underestimated.



Jamie Foxx and Fingers. His family thinks he cleans pools, but no, he hunts vampires. Photos Netflix

Well, then everything will be so manual that in the end it’s more or less the same.

The film is violent, to the point of recalling another Netflix success, such as the army of the deadby Zack Snyder, with the difference that here instead of eliminating zombies to get loot, you have to kill vampires to… For what?

Dave Franco, younger brother of James, nursing his neck, and a vampire contortionist.


Dave Franco, younger brother of James, nursing his neck, and a vampire contortionist.

It’s supposed to keep vampires from taking over, at least Los Angeles.

That’s what Bud is up to (Jamie Foxx, who when he’s not starring in serious roles like in Ray, is basically dedicated to this, to making action films). Expelled from the Syndicate, he hunts vampires and, like a Tooth Fairy, keeps their teeth, but in return he doesn’t leave them any money, but rather kills them.

Actor and rapper Snoop Dogg accompanies Foxx.


Actor and rapper Snoop Dogg accompanies Foxx.

He is not going through his best moment, and receives some money on the black market for the extracted fangs. But he urgently needs more dollars (who could). His wife doesn’t know what he does – she thinks he cleans pools – and gives him an ultimatum: if in 7 days he doesn’t get US$ 10,000 to pay his daughter’s school fee, and for her braces, he moves out of town with Paige , the girl.

Go to the Syndicate

Bud has screwed up too many times to be accepted back into the Syndicate, although Big J (Snoop Dogg) gets him reinstated, but, and there’s always a but, Bud is assigned a partner who has never been beyond than behind a counter.

Mexican Karla Souza, from "How to Get Away with Murder"the head of the bloodsuckers.


The Mexican Karla Souza, from “How to Get Away with Murder”, the boss of the bloodsuckers.

Yes, we have already seen this five hundred times, and it is better that the uneven couple works, because the success of a good part of the story lies in it.

And Seth is played by Dave Franco, James’s younger brother. The character never picked up a weapon, and here, a revolver, a knife, a sword, a machine gun are basic and essential items (the sun no longer works). Also courage, and Seth isn’t exactly brave.

Foxx and Franco's characters are the typical odd couple.


Foxx and Franco’s characters are the typical odd couple.

Obviously, everything will be resolved with humor.

The vampires are commanded by Audrey, who is not the Audrey of the shop of horroris Latina (she is played by Mexican Karla Souza, from How to Get Away with Murder) and fair, but fair Bud eliminated a close relative of Audrey who we are not going to reveal who he was.

Machine guns, knives, pistols, steel threads: everything is valid to eliminate the vampires.


Machine guns, knives, pistols, steel threads: everything is valid to eliminate the vampires.

Foxx is hyperactive, both within the limits of the screen and outside (he has seven films to release). And just like a week ago it premiered in theaters Bullet traindirected by David Leitch, who used to be a stunt double for Brad Pitt, here makes his directorial debut JJ Perry, an expert in martial arts, was a stunt double for much of his life, lately he was in charge of coordinating the work of the stunts , and/or choreograph fights in action movies.

The differences are notorious, because Pitt’s has an almost round script, which combines humor with action and fights, and Day shift

Day shift It’s a Netflix action.

“Day shift”

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Action. USA, 2022. Original title: “Day Shift”. 113′, SAM 16. Of: JJ Perry. With: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Karla Souza, Snoop Dogg, Eric Lange. Available in: Netflix.

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