Action movies in the style john wick they are appearing in all fields and genres. Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s feature film has given rise to a kind of subgenre focused on stunning choreography and combat and shooting sequences that seem more like a video game. that of a tape day shift follow that trail a bit of perfectionist photography and scandalous action sequences, with protagonists who are experts in all kinds of fighting arts, also mastering firearms as excellent shooters, but with a structure extremely similar to Vampires by John Carpenter. The person responsible for Halloween either The thing signed a work at the end of the nineties in which the vampire hunt was a job like any other. Carpenter finished off the 1990s by changing the subgenre and moving to a register more typical of Aliensexploring other fields to make his work evolve as a filmmaker.
The Day John Wick Met Vampires by John Carpenter
Part of humanity is aware of the existence of these beings and there is an elite group, led by Jack Crow, who uses all kinds of artifacts and gadgets to kill these monsters in the safest way possible. day shift transfers that ideal of vampire hunting as a model of life to the present with a Jamie Foxx who uses a job cleaning swimming pools as a cover to really pursue his vocation: pulling teeth out of Dracula’s children as if there were no tomorrow. With such an obvious structure, that he seeks to hold onto the firm roots of the original genre from which he comes while adhering to the formulas that work the most today on the screen, JJ Perry signs a story that seeks to establish its foundations to create a possible series of films.
day shift arrives at a moment of true overdose of action joining atomic, No one either Bullet Train as an extension of the pillbox cinema that seeks to offer an experience of pure adrenaline. Jamie Foxx returns to occupy a leading role where there is lead on all four sides. Let’s not see the actor picking up so many weapons since Django: Unchainedand the truth is that it feels wonderful to start distributing tow to vampires who seem to have seen how Pennywise moves in the Item Andy Muschietti, because they have strange contortionist abilities that allow them to hide in the most unexpected corners. But beyond that good photography and spectacularity that we have seen in recent products such as the invisible agent, day shift it goes quite long.
Day shift has some action scenes with ten choreographies.
The action as pure entertainment with some vampires
Don’t get us wrong the feature works like a shot and feels good pacing-wise because writers Shay Hatten and Tyler Tice get straight to the point without thinking too much. But in general lines it gives the impression of being an empty feature film without much to contribute. That is to say, already existing works such as Vampires by John Carpenterwhich did have an impact at the time thanks to how they represented the concept of vampire hunters and the way in which these beings were conceived (as a plague to be exterminated, as if they were simple cockroaches), It is difficult to find added value to a production that the only thing it seeks is to make the viewer disconnect.
Something that of course, we repeat, is going great, but it is not enough for Day Shift to remain in our memory for a long time. At least not long until they announce more deliveries on the way (if any). Even that internal mythology that is built around vampires about their different types and customs is wasted. In addition, Karla Souza’s villain is too wasted. She has a background that is not exploited or explained properly.
Of the rest of the cast that accompanies Foxx, highlight above all the participation of Dave Franco in the projectwho plays the role of a typical bookworm who never goes out to do field work but who knows everything about vampires and their mythology (what would become David Wenham in the Van Helsing 2004 starring Hugh Jackman). His comedic contributions are the key to freshen up the environments where blood reigns a bit. He gives a breath of fresh air that, despite being able to scratch the Marvel Studios humor a bit, knows how to make us laugh from time to time. Snoop Dogg, of course, fulfills his brief role as a legend within the feature film.
The story is content to pass with a five and seek to open the door for a sequel.
After all this, you are probably wondering: worth it then day shift? The answer is yes, obviously. A film that brings together the best elements of films like john wick and that allows us to remember the Vampires by John Carpenter applied to our present time deserves to be seen. However, it is better not to go with too many expectations when it comes to looking for an audiovisual impact or a story that captivates us and it can get us hooked beyond the fact that it uses very popular formulas, as was for example the case of No one by Bob Odenkirkwhich despite being another rehash of the saga starring Keanu Reeves knew how to provide a tone and a story, with a brilliant main character, who did capture our attention.