"Too Gruesome and Too Potty-Mouthed"
What You Need To Know:
Like the first two TAKEN movies, DAY SHIFT has a plot where an expert hunter must rescue family members from hostile forces. Otherwise, however, it’s an ultraviolent, bloody, gruesome action movie with a high body count. At one point, Bud’s friend “Big” John shows up with a powerful machine gun to mow down dozens of vampires. DAY SHIFT also has lots of foul language, including some “f” words and several strong profanities. It’s definitely an excessive, unacceptable piece of would-be “entertainment.”
DAY SHIFT, an action horror movie streaming on Netflix, stars Jamie Foxx as a vampire hunter in modern-day Los Angeles who must rescue his estranged wife and daughter from a powerful female vampire intent on creating a vampire army and taking over the city. DAY SHIFT is an excessive, ultraviolent, gruesome action movie about killing vampires and rescuing a family, with constant foul language.
The move opens with Jamie Foxx’s character, Bud Jablonski, posing as a pool cleaning worker with his own company, getting out of his van and entering a home. Immediately, he encounters an elderly, evil looking female vampire who attacks him. A bloody fight ensues, with Bud emptying many rounds from his shotgun into the vampire. Eventually, he successfully kills her.
Bud makes money by selling the teeth and artifacts of the vampires he kills. However, he could make more money if he could get back into the union/guild of vampire hunters.
After killing the elderly female vampire, Bud visits his daughter, Paige, who now lives with his ex-wife, Jocelyn, in their old house. Jocelyn informs Bud they owe money for Paige’s private school tuition and to get braces for Paige. She says, that, if Bud can’t get her $10,000 by Monday, she and Paige are going to leave Los Angeles and move to Florida to live with Jocelyn’s mother.
Getting back into the vampire hunter guild would make it easier for Bud to earn that much money. So, he asks his hunter friend, “Big” John Elliott, to help him get back onto the guild. The guild leader, however, hates Bud. So, he establishes two restrictions for Bud. First, he restricts him to only hunting vampires during the day. Second, to watch over him and make sure he doesn’t violate any rules, he assigns a young guild rookie and trainee named Seth, who’s been working in the accounting office and would like to stay there.
Bud and Seth go vampire hunting. By chance, they meet two notorious brothers hunting vampires, and the four men find and brutally destroy an unusual nest of vampires.
After returning from the day’s lucrative hunt, Bud gets a call from a powerful female vampire named Audrey. Audrey threatens Bud’s ex-wife and daughter, because the elderly vampire he killed was actually Audrey’s own daughter. Audrey had to leave behind her daughter in Eastern Europe to come to America, but, when she finally returned for her daughter, her daughter had become an elderly vampire.
Bud rushes to his ex-wife’s house but gets there too late. He runs to Seth’s place to get help rescuing his family but finds Seth has been attacked and become a vampire. However, Seth agrees to help Bud, and they recruit an outcast vampire named Heather that Bud has met. The three of them begin an assault on Audrey’s stronghold, but they’re heavily outnumbered.
Like the first two TAKEN movies, DAY SHIFT has a plot where an expert hunter has to rescue family members from hostile forces. Otherwise, however, it’s an ultraviolent, bloody, gruesome action movie with a high body count. At one point, Bud’s friend “Big” John shows up with a powerful machine gun to mow down dozens of vampires. DAY SHIFT also has lots of foul language, including some “f” words and several strong profanities. It’s definitely an excessive, unacceptable piece of would-be “entertainment.”
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