Day Watch (Dnevnoi Dozor) (2007) Review
Written by: BlackTequilaKiss
Day Watch is a party of visual effects and has made its place as one of my favourite movies ever.
Following on from the breath-taking Night Watch, Anton is still fighting the forces of darkness whilst trying to find his son and save him from the same clutches of the dark forces. But things take a twist when Dark forces start mysteriously being killed and Anton is framed for their murders. Needless to say he is forced to put his goal on hold as he attempts to escape from the Day Watch who are baying for his blood.
Once again the visual effects lamented in the movie are dazzling and bring the film straight back to life.
Anton (played by Konstantin Khabenskiy) is as you remember him but in the process of the last movie he does become on some level more cynical and hard.
The plotline from my view point is amazing and there are many moments in the movie where the finish touch was so flawless I began to think I might be dreaming. The way they managed to keep the story going whilst every now and again reverting to the past can be put down to the magic of the director, Timur Bekmambetov.
Whilst grand in it's conviction I will be the first to admit there are the rare moments where it tends to stay in one place and not move on fast enough, but graciously enough those are few and far between.
The romantic subplot amidst the movie allows us to understand and develop many of the characters we knew from Night Watch and gain a deeper understanding and love for them. Which in turn makes the movie even more beautiful away from the effects side.
By far the ending is what made the goosebumps on the back of my neck stand on end.
It is not often a movie of this calibre manages to break me. But the final moments after everything is reversed is one of the most poignant memories of the movie and tears spread down my cheek just watching how beautifully well it was done.
A sight for the eyes, a taste of the buds and a heart-wrenching script that never lets up Day Watch is without question of the movie highlights of the last few years.
Intense, superb in one simple form it is worth the time to take out and watch. Absolutely Beautiful.