The Vampire Slaying Pool Cleaner Jamie Foxx is a cry for help

It’s easy to imagine first-time director J.J. Perry and screenwriters Tyler Tice and Shay Hatten at the presentation meeting Rosy daysold as lethal Weapon riff with hungry vampires and John Wick extreme violence. All this means is that there’s absolutely nothing new about this Netflix B-movie (August 12), whose lack of originality is tempered by its failure to inject a fleeting dose of humor into the wannabe comedy-horror carnage.

Under the title Jamie Foxxhere stuck in badass mode from one note, Rosy day It is set in Los Angeles inhabited by both the living and the zombie, although the former — despite their familiarity with vampires, as proven by references to The twilight Franchise– completely unaware that these latter are in their midst. Ignorance aside, vampires lurk practically everywhere, nesting in deserted bowling alleys and shopping malls and even wandering during the day courtesy of Audrey (Carla Sousa). Audrey, a San Fernando Valley realtor and old uber vamp, purchases area property in order to populate it with her henchmen, who also enable them to use a strong lotion that allows them to survive in the radiant sunlight. Alas, what goes into this protective balm is a mystery that the movie never reveals, regardless of the fact that its entire narrative ostensibly hinges on its application.

This screenwriting infographic is an integral part of this hilarious affair, whose primary focus is Bud Jablonski (Foxx), a Los Angeles local who provided cleaning up a filthy residential pool. Once his work is done, Bud reveals his true identity as a secret vampire slayer looking for new prey. He is found in an elderly beast living in a nondescript house, which leads to the first protracted brawls involving Bud’s trusty rifle and pistol, plenty of highly designed hand-to-hand combat, and a swarm of limb-breaking and back-breaking maneuvers on the part of Bud’s super adversary. Director Perry portrays this mess with clarity and muscular strength if minimal vitality; It all comes as a third-generation pictorial version of the various things Keanu Reeves and Wesley Snipes have done before, all combined in a vain attempt to obscure the derivation of the scene.

Bud makes a living selling the tusks of his nocturnal targets, which sell well on the black market – exemplified by Troy pawnshop owner (Peter Stormer) – and more money through the Federation, an official body that regulates the killing of vampires. The problem is that Bud was fired from the organization due to ongoing violations of the law. He is, in no uncertain terms, the kind of defiant crime warrior who refuses to play by the rules. Do you think he was finally allowed to return to the union thanks to the help of his friend Big John (Snoop Dogg), where he was shrieked for his usual rebellion by Chief Eric Lange sitting behind a large office desk? And that he’s paired up with a weak bureaucrat, Seth (Dave Franco), who’s ordered to keep tabs on him (as a way to kick him out of the union for good) but eventually transforms from drugged partner to humiliating partner to BFF?

Stop me if you’ve seen this a thousand times before in a slightly different outfit. Rosy day It fuses with glamour, from Big John’s cowboy instruments (including Eastwoodian cigars) to the soundtrack’s blend of hip-hop and country music. There is no real reason or rhyme for this mixing and matching; Berry simply throws whatever looks cool on the screen, hoping to make an entertaining spark. He rarely does. Rosy day Randomly rendered, embodied in the movie has a criminally unused Stormare – a human cartoon if any – a pod gun as if it were a legendary weapon, only to then forget to explain what makes it so special and drop the case altogether. Audrey’s paper-thin scheme inspires a similar itch, because it’s never been clear why she’d need to buy homes in the suburbs to take over vampires when the undead could slaughter and take over their inhabitants at will.

Rosy day He’s more interested in creating excitement than dripping over every “I” and crossing every “T,” but the Swiss cheese layout doesn’t serve him. His descriptions are not much better. Bud’s main dilemma is that his estranged wife, Jocelyn (Megan is good) will move to Florida in a week with his beloved daughter Paige (Zion Broadnax) if he doesn’t incur his $10,000 childcare expenses, giving him an urgent incentive to cull as many vampires as possible while simultaneously dealing with Seth’s fecal bath. Unfortunately, this stance on the ropes doesn’t align with Bud’s standing as a peerless and prolific killing machine, nor with his untouchable ego, which Foxx beams with big glare, bigger smiles, and plenty of slow strutting. He’s the alpha of all alphas, and thus his presence as monotonous as his pole opposite Seth, a whining nerd who comes to duty chasing creatures in a cute suit, and at every sign of danger, pees into his pants – a running muzzle symbolic of intelligent actions.

He’s the alpha of all alphas, and thus his presence as monotonous as his pole opposite Seth, a whining nerd who comes to duty chasing creatures in a cute suit, and at every sign of danger, pees into his pants – a running muzzle symbolic of intelligent actions.

Gun-fu rework is also a Black-White companion comedy with a splash of dash of codeAnd the Rosy day You operate in a comic book world where nothing is significant and even less that warrants one’s attention. The balance between brutality and humor is constantly off; The film wants to dazzle its audience with creative encounters but underestimates the gory violence with its Cornbull cartoon, as in a scene bringing together Bud and Seth with two brothers (Steve Howe and Scott Adkins), as well as being brilliant at Van Helsing-a career inspired, like sharing chewing gum. some. I don’t know why that’s supposed to be funny. However, I know it saddens to see talented actors like this – including Adkins, one of the unrecognized talents in the action movie genre – squandered by material that doesn’t know which way you want to go at any moment and hit every cliched bump in the road in its way to the expected deflationary end.

Whether it’s a mysterious midnight or a wonderful midday, Rosy day He strives for sinister disrespect and comes only with mediocre intimacy. It’s draining in ways the filmmakers certainly didn’t intend but would make the villains proud.

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