“Most realistic” is all relative; Day Shift is still a vampire hunting movie where Jamie Foxx can absorb titanic levels of punishment and vampires often use Cirque du Soleil-level moves in combat, like bending into wagon wheels. (Think Soulcalibur‘s Voldo.) But, and maybe this is just a tell that I haven’t seen enough vampire hunting movies*, the niche is never about work. It’s about a higher calling. It’s about purpose. Day Shift is about making bank.
I like that. It’s a minor and seemingly irrelevant change in formula that gives the framework new perspective and lets the action, which is absolutely stunning, land differently.
So I followed that thread in my recommendation piece for the good folks at Inverse.
*I have seen more than enough vampire hunting movies.