The Day details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Shawn Ashmore, Michael Eklund, Shannyn Sossamon, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan, Ashley Bell|
|Directors:||Douglas Aarniokoski, Douglas Aarniokoski|
|Collections:||Our Instant Picks, Staff Picks|
|1hr 26 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Warning: zombies not included!By TheWatchman (745 reviews) from Suburbia , 16 Jan 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]For some reason (possibly due to the marketing) people seem to think that The Day is about zombies. Its not. It doesnt even feature a slightly hungry vampire. Its totally UN-supernatural (unless you count the fact that the world has technically come to an end and everyones living in a post-apocalyptic landscape). Five survivors take refuge in a farmhouse which basically doesnt belong to them. Soon, those who own it come for what they believe is theirs. Carnage ensues. First of all I have to mention the look of this film. I know its meant to be bleak, but the film-makers have gone to the added length of basically draining all the colour from the footage. It certainly does the trick. The atmosphere is definitely bleak. During the night scenes, you might as well be watching a black and white film. This will appeal to some, others may find it a little annoying. After a (very!) slow start, the five characters (of whom we get to know and care for reasonably well) come under siege from the owners of the farmhouse (apparently, in an earlier draft they were zombies). This is, of course, when the majority of the action starts. Although, it comes well into the final third of the movie, making the climax shorter than you might expect. The Day has a kind of 28 Days Later look and feel to it (helped by the pretty good musical score) and plays out like Assault on Precinct 13. Ive seen a lot of reviewers raving about The Day, but, despite a few nice touches here and there (plus some bits that actually surprised a hardened film-goer like myself), I never thought it was that much of a classic. In short, its not bad. If youre looking for a post-apocalyptic version of Precinct 13 then this one could be for you.
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Wet people walking!By John-Peterson (2 reviews) , 02 Dec 2013An interesting take on the post apoc genre - pleasing to watch although I prefer to be scared a little more...
Seen betterBy LING0 (77 reviews) from Conwy , 15 Oct 2013Nice idea to have cannibals on the loose rather than zombies but couldn't help feeling the idea of vampires and zombies had been mashed up. Also felt that the main location did not lend itself to the sense of being trapped. Good score and good lack of colour style to lend to the mood of desperation though.
Enjoyable but grey.By FeboxReborn (2 reviews) , 08 Oct 2013Quite enjoyable. The whole gray filter of the film can get a little tiresome to be honest but if you're a fan of it go ahead. Effects aren't perfect but quite nice.
worth a watch!!By cherrykola (3 reviews) , 14 Sep 2013i really enjoyed this,made a change not being all about zombies running around eating folks,so because of that it made it more real to me
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good film no zombiesBy smokeychops (670 reviews) from newcastle under lyme , 13 Sep 2013This was an ok film to watch with no zombies. Very well made with just a few actors who did a good job. Small group trying to survive from place to place in a apocalyptic world.