The Day opens with a group of five survivors armed to the teeth with axes, knives, guns,etc. wandering through an apocalyptic wasteland. We aren't given too many details as to what exactly caused this, but it seemingly takes place after the human race has destroyed itself through war. With the suriviors scattered and desperate, some will do whatever it takes to survive. That includes groups of individuals who begin to crave human flesh in an effort to survive. Going into The Day I had not idea it was a WWE Entertainment production and while I never try to judge a movie before i see it, for the most part, this was exactly what I would have expected. For starters during the big climatic action sequence to no ones surprise, the film kicks in with a Rock/Metal soundtrack which is cheesy and overbearing. The characters are all decent and The Day even teases of a fun antagonist but he is killed off, allow the boring, lumbersome type character to be introduced. The film has a color-drained aesthetic and in principle is a good idea for aiding in creating an atmosphere but the digital photography looks like crap. Too its credit there is a lot of violence, but outside a few fun looking pieces, the gore is too much cgi violence that i'm simply not a fan of. The Day has a chance for a decent commentary on the morality of the situation, but it's not given enough attention in stretches of the film to maintain its poignancy. I did like how the characters have a defeatist mentality, which makes sense, but overall the script is a bunch of generic jargon and expositional dialogue. The Day is nothing you've never seen before and is a good example of a film in which the concept is solid but the execution isn't anywhere close to making it memorable. If you're looking for a film of similar ambition in terms of apocalyptic setting with dark themes, watch Xavier Gens' The Divide.
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