Review of Day Shift, an original Netflix film that brings us a new film about vampires with a photograph full of oversaturated colors and that reminds us of the mythical B-movies that became so popular during the 80s.
Under the identity of any pool cleaner, Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx) is actually a vampire hunter dedicated to exterminating these creatures of the night that reside in the sunny San Fernando Valley (California). However, after one of his last jobs, he will be in the crosshairs of Audreya dangerous vampire who intends to take over the valley.
Day Shift movie review (Netflix)
since in 1922 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau will bring the first vampire in cinema history to the big screen with his film ‘Nosferatu’There have been many movies in which these undead have played a relevant role. And although at first they were exploited mainly by horror movies, in recent years the trend has been to incorporate them into all kinds of film genres, the Netflix Day Shift movie an example of how these beings of the night also have a place in action and comedy movies.
on the hunt for the vampire
On this occasion, the day shift movie mediocrely run by JJ Perry It presents us with a scenario that, despite trying to seem plausible, is imposed on us without any kind of prior explanation. And it is that, we do not know why, the San Fernando Valley (California) is plagued by vampires who walk freely (at night of course) through the American city. Vampires who are persecuted by a kind of secret organization, we don’t know where it came from either, whose members we don’t know how they got into it or why they are aware of the existence of vampires and the rest of the citizens are not.
A script with too many holes
In this sense, the script written jointly by Shay Hatten and Tyler Tice it fails to contextualize the situation we are witnessing and how we got there, making it very difficult for the viewer to get into a story that, to be honest, we have already seen too many times. A hackneyed story of vampire hunters in which the personal and affective ties of our protagonist are full of clichés, the action scenes leave much to be desired, and where the most interesting thing is the relationship between our protagonist Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx) Y Seth (Dave Franco), could have been exploited much more.
To this, we must add the fact that the script twists that are intended to surprise the viewer are totally inconsistent with what we are shown throughout the plot, causing us even more confusion and taking us even more out of the film.
An unknown Jamie Foxx
Throughout his entire career, Jamie Foxx has dazzled us with great performances that will remain to be remembered, converting the Oscar winner for Best Actor for his portrayal of the great ray charles into one of the best actors of his generation. However, if one sees the day shift movie, will not take this impression. The interpretation of Foxx He leaves a lot to be desired (he leaves us with many scenes that are quite overacted), due in part to how poorly built his character is.
However, this should not be an excuse, since in the case of the character he plays Dave Francothis one is just as poorly built, but nevertheless the little brother of James Franco andHe is capable of contributing something more than what he leaves us Jamie Foxx in, without a doubt, one of his worst performances as an actor.
Final opinion of the movie Day Shift (Netflix)
Without a doubt, the day shift movie it is bad with desire However, the doses of action and violence that the film leaves us are enough to make the almost two hours of footage full of script holes and interpretations that leave much to be desired enjoyable, and where the color saturation in the photography is a constant throughout the tape.
Premiere and technical sheet
Original title: Day Shift
Gender: Vampires, Comedy, Action, Fantasy
Official site: Day shift
Release date: August 12, 2022 in Netflix
Producer: Impossible Dream Entertainment, 87Eleven
Duration: 113 min.
Age rating: Not recommended for children under 16 years of age
Direction: JJ Perry
Script: Shay Hatten, Tyler Tice. History: Tyler Tice
Music: tyler bates
Photography: Toby Oliver
Distribution:Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Good, Karla Souza, Steve Howey, Scott Adkins, Peter Stormare, Eric Lange, Oliver Masucci, CS Lee, Zion Broadnax
Jamie Foxx gives us one of his worst acting performances in one of the worst vampire movies to date.
The duo of the characters of Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco.
The script holes.
The lack of contextualization to situate the viewer in a specific place and time.
A more than predictable ending.
One of the worst performances of Jamie Foxx.