Consider This "Day" Completely Wasted Review

The future can be pretty bleak in certain movies. Sci-fi thrillers tend to make life on Earth kind of miserable due to either nuclear war or other devastating apocalyptic events. The Day is yet another look at a depressing way of life for people struggling to survive in a world ravaged by war. Released by WWE Studios but not featuring any wrestlers, The Day is a dark and violent film which doesn’t really offer anything new in terms of story or characters.

Shawn Ashmore (the X-Men films) leads a small band of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. The survivors find an abandoned farmhouse where they take shelter but while they think they are safe there, a group of bloodthirsty maniacs are on their way to get them. The cast is comprised of young, good-looking people but that can’t save this dismal production which is plagued by an unoriginal script and a gray, washed out film picture.

The Day is a waste of time. There is nothing new here and it’s a bleak film, ugly to look at and pointless to watch. The performances are adequate at best but that’s only because they have a mediocre script to work with. The washed out picture contributes to the gloomy nature of the film and that’s somewhat unique. Unfortunately, these small pluses don’t make The Day a good film. They only make it somewhat bearable to watch.

Blu-ray Bonus Features

There is an audio commentary with executive producer/director Doug Aarniokoski, producer Guy Danella and writer Luke Passmore. There is also a trailer for the film.

"The Day" is on sale November 27, 2012 and is rated R. Sci-Fi, Thriller. Directed by Doug Aarniokoski. Written by Luke Passmore. Starring Shawn Ashmore.

Randall Unger • Staff Writer

A product of the 1980s, his first cinematic experience was seeing Ghostbusters II with his parents at the tender age of 4. His favorite movies include the Back to the Future TrilogyJurassic Park, Batman and Glengarry Glen Ross. Tom Hanks is his idol and his second home is Comic Con.


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