The bloody vampire action “Day Shift” has been available on Netflix since Friday. In it, leading actor and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx leads a double life as Bud Jablonski: His job as a pool cleaner is just a cover, um Vampire to hunt down those who are up to mischief among the people of the San Fernando Valley without being recognized.
In the official DashFUN review, “Day Shift” received 2.5 out of a possible 5 stars. While the action is really good, the film also caused us problems with its simple plot, the arsenal of characters that remain interchangeable and the overstated slapstick. But if you liked the action film, you can now pick up five film tips that you shouldn’t miss after “Day Shift”.
It’s obvious, of course, and most of you will have seen the Blade series starring Wesley Snipes as the daywalker. But if you like, “Day Shift” is the Netflix answer to the action trilogy, which simply cannot go unmentioned at this point.
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As in “Day Shift”, the “Blade” trilogy is by no means stingy with bloody carnage and, in addition to good action choreography, has Wesley Snipes, an extremely cool protagonist who, thanks to “Blade” and “Blade II”, has become an absolute action icon is. Although Blade: Trinity is by far the weakest part of the series, the Blade movies are the perfect bangers for you to jump right into Day Shift.
With “The Exorcist” William Friedkin has delivered what is probably his greatest and best-known classic alongside “French Connection”. Of course, the occult shocker has nothing to do with vampires, instead it’s about a young girl (Linda Blair) who is possessed by a demonic entity and needs an exorcism as soon as possible.
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What does all this have to do with “Day Shift”? The action sequence that opens the Netflix actioner is partly a homage to William Friedkin’s chilling milestone. Because here Jamie Foxx has to deal with a vampire who can deform her body grotesquely and who also throws up black blood from top to bottom with Bud – Linda Blair from “The Exorcist” sends her regards!
Back to the bloodsuckers: In “John Carpenters Vampire” is all about the outrageously cool vampire slayer Jack Crow (James Woods). He is on the road on behalf of the Catholic Church and has attached himself to the undead heels of the vampire master Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), who has been manhunting for more than 600 years.
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While “Day Shift” is set in the sun-drenched San Fernando Valley, reminiscent of a western town with its run-down buildings and often empty streets, “John Carpenters Vampire“ In a way, a western with vampires – just set in New Mexico. In addition, of course, John Carpenter’s Reißer gets down to bloodthirsty stuff.
“John Wick’ should of course not be missing from this list. Why? Quite simply: The list of those involved “John Wick’ Veterans is indeed extensive, although Keanu Reeves fans can’t hope for a cameo. Instead, JJ Perry sits in the director’s chair assigned to the stunt coordinators of the “John Wick“Movies matter. Chad Stahelski (director of all “John Wick” parts) is on board as a producer, Shay Hatten wrote as with “John Wick 3” and “John Wick 4” wrote the screenplay and “Day Shift” has an actor in Scott Adkins, who will soon also appear in “John Wick 4” gets involved.
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Otherwise, in addition to the heavily choreographed action, one point reminds of “John Wick“: While it is in the universe of John Wick There is a parallel world of assassins all of their own, where you pay with gold coins, you could also transfer this aspect to “Day Shift” (but far less mythological and cool). All those who are privy to the vampire secret can make money with the bloodsucker’s canine teeth. Either at the pawnbroker or at the responsible trade union.
Day Shift isn’t Jamie Foxx’s first appearance in a Netflix action movie. In 2020 he already took on the leading role in “Project Power”. It’s all about a new designer drug that’s taking the streets of New Orleans and turning life in the city upside down. Because whoever takes them gets superpowers for a limited time. The problem: You only know which ability you gain after administration.
What begins as harmless fun for many soon leads to a horrendous increase in crime rates – and the first deaths are not long in coming. After his daughter is kidnapped by those behind the drug, ex-soldier Art (Jamie Foxx) decides to hunt down those responsible. He receives support not only from the drug dealer Robin (Dominique Fishback), but also from a police officer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
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