Day Shift

I didn’t really know what to expect when I was starting Day Shift. I had barely seen any promotion for it until the last three week and even when I started seeing trailers for it I barely saw any. The main thing I knew was the Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg, and Dave Franco were in it and that there were some kind of vampires in it. I went in not really expecting much from it but I was surprised by the movie.

Day Shift was directed by J.J. Perry with the script by Tyler Tice and Shay Hatten based on a story by Tice. The amount of worldbuilding done in Day Shift is astounding. There’s so much that could be done in the world that was created by the writers that there could be more stories told in it. The way vampire mythology functions in the movie is really interesting, which I always appreciate. The action in the movie is outstanding and the way that its combined with both horror and comedy makes the movie so unique. That’s only helped along by the cast.

Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Snoop Dogg, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Meagan Good, Karla Souza, Oliver Masucci, and Peter Stormare star. There are some cameos that I don’t want to ruin, though one feels more like a camo than the other. Foxx and Franco have a fun chemistry together even if the material they have isn’t always the best. Bordizzo is really fun and gets to be a badass. Karla Souza plays a fantastic villain.

The effects in Day Shift are pretty good. I know that there are practical effects used throughout the movie because there are some shots that have to be practical. The CG effects look pretty good for the most part, though sometimes they’re pretty obviously less than good but that doesn’t happen often. The stunt team were able to do some pretty insane stuff. The music is usually pretty amazing in Day Shift. I say usually because the score by Tyler Bates is awesome but there are a couple of remixes of classic rap songs that I didn’t care for. That’s probably just me being nitpicky.

Day Shift is a fun action horror comedy that while having a fun world relies too much on adolescent humor. I don’t know if there are plans for a sequel or any plans for more stories in the world. I think it would be great for an original video game from Netflix. They could even bring in more monsters, like werewolves. This is a Netflix original movie. I give Day Shift 6 black cowboy hats out of 10.

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