Rated 2.0

Ethan Hawke stars as a vampire scientist living in a world where humans have become an endangered species and are farmed for their blood. Directed by the Spierig Brothers, the movie has a decent look to it, and some of the sequences are genuinely scary and appropriately disgusting. But it sort of loses its way, and by the time it’s over, it feels as like something you’ve seen before. Willem Dafoe makes a welcomed appearance as a former vampire turned vampire hunter, while Sam Neill is a bit tiresome as the film’s bad guy. The movie tries to create original vampire lore, but vampires have been so done-to-death lately that it all seems like a rehash. Too bad, because I did like Hawke in the lead role, and Dafoe looks pretty cool sporting a crossbow.