The Day is set in a post-apocalyptic world, with 5 survivors trying to continue living and find a place to call a home. On their journey they come across a farmhouse. They don’t realize this ‘safe’ location is really a trap.
The plot seems fairly straightforward, and limits itself to keep from adding to the budget. Most of the film is set in a single location, with a group of bad guys hoping to kill anyone who comes to their little farmhouse of death. The 5 survivors come across a girl who may or may not be part of this group, though it seems more likely from the trailer that she’s out for revenge against this group of jerks.
So they fight to survive yet another day. The world has gone to hell. War rages. Few survive, and those who do are harder than they had been before. Will they be able to fight off the psychos who left the trap?
Douglas Aarniokoski has been a second unit director for some time, on films such as Resident Evil: Extinction, The Medallion, The Faculty and more. This is a big step up for him, and we’ll finally get to see if he has some vision of his own.
The Day was written by Luke Passmore, who wrote an episode of the Teen Wolf TV Show, so you know he has Oscars in his future.
The Day Trailer
The Day Release Date
Limited release on August 17, 2012.
Who’s In It?
Shawn Ashmore … Adam
Ashley Bell … Mary
Michael Eklund … Father
Cory Hardrict … Henson
Dominic Monaghan … Rick
Shannyn Sossamon … Shannon
Brianna Barnes … Nikki
Kassidy Verreault … Ava
What’s Good About It?
The trailer for The Day doesn’t look half bad, and the filmmakers were smart to set the whole film in essentially one location to save on costs. Hopefully they’ve put that extra money into great special effects and a quality story.
What’s Bad About It?
Some of the actors are okay for The Day, but at the same time you have a few guys who are recognizable enough but by no means stars. It seems second rate because of this.
Our Clever Prediction
The Day is getting a limited release, meaning it won’t make mega bucks at the box office, and unless it turns out to be a true gem, I don’t think it’ll be a massive success.