Netflix’s ‘Blade’ has become one of the surprise hits of the summer on the platform. with every reason

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Sometimes what separates a merely cute product from a truly remarkable one is all in the details. ‘Day shift‘, a notable Netflix production that premiered exclusively this summerIt’s full of details like that. On paper, we have a very ‘Blade’-esque story (an African-American vampire slayer takes on caste-organized bloodsuckers in urban settings), but newcomer JJ Perry knows how to inject a very special personality into it.

In fact, that personality comes precisely from the fact that is JJ Perry’s first film as a director, but not as an action sequence specialist: of its 149 credits in the section on stunt, has been standing out as a choreographer and coordinator of specialists since the mid-2000s. He has participated in films like the latest ‘Fast & Furious’, ‘Gemini’, ‘John Wick: Blood Pact’ and many others. Therefore, the action in ‘Day Shift’ is absolutely devastating.

Shot with impeccable taste, edited with a clarity and forcefulness that makes much more ambitious action productions pale -such as Marvel movies, without going any further-, this little gem that mixes action, humor and terror can boast of having some of the best melee scenes and motorized chases of the year. Quite a discovery in a film that, moreover, allows a script that sometimes falls into the cliché but that shines with numerous valuable ideas (tooth collecting, the Syndicate, the vampire races…)

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It is true that the whole is not absolutely round, especially because some inconvenient moments of excessive comedy that break the fast pace, and also for an interesting aesthetic (the colorful photography is wonderful) but spoiled by Netflix’s visual roller. But otherwise, ‘Day Shift’ is an overwhelming machine gun of memorable combat and reformulations of vampire codes, without pretensions but with multiple attractions.

Sometimes what separates a merely cute product from a truly remarkable one is all in the details. ‘Day shift‘, a…

Sometimes what separates a merely cute product from a truly remarkable one is all in the details. ‘Day shift‘, a…

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