The Day (2011)


Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Writer: Luke Passmore
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Cory Hardrict, Shannyn Sossamon, Michael Eklund, Dominic Monaghan
Production Company: Guy A. Danella Productions, Preferred Content, Faction M
Genre: Action/ Drama/ Horror

What It’s About: Set in the post-apocalyptic future, a group of people take refuge in an abandoned farmouse, only to find out that they’ve walked into a trap.

How I Watched It: Alone in my room. Early afternoon.

Thoughts: You’ve got a group of semi-attractive people who are traveling the roads in the post-apocalyptic future.  They decide to take a breather/scavenge for goods in an abandoned farmhouse that they spot.  Turns out it’s a trap!  Set by the antagonist group of cannibals.  They’s a-huntin’ for people!  I suppose that makes sense, considering the extreme lack of other wildlife.

Well, I won’t delve into the plot too much more in case anyone actually wants to watch this.  Buuuuuuuut, for the most part, I found this movie pretty boring.  I like the idea of it.  Ya know, everyone’s fighting to survive in a mostly-dead world.  Pegging humans against each other and all that.

No performances really stood out to me as being that awesome.  I suppose if I had to give kudos to anyone it would be Ashley Bell, but half the time I didn’t really even find her that believable.

Effects were kinda shitty.  Lots of obvious CGI blood.

Music took away from the movie more than it helped.

My Rating:  Boo! Hiss!

I was actually considering giving this one a “Meh.”, but the more I thought about it, the more I disliked it.