Day Shift is an action-horror comedy that’s both entertaining and cheesy. Jamie Foxx stars as Bud Jablonski, a pool cleaner who recently separated from his wife Jocelyn (Meagan Good) and tries his best to stay connected with his daughter Paige (Zion Broadnax).
A well-respected stunt coordinator, J.J. Perry makes his directorial debut. Because of his background, Day Shift boasts the most incredible fight scenes you’ll ever see in a vampire flick.
The performance from Meagan Good is pretty much what you’d expect. You could swap her out with any actress and the role wouldn’t change. Zion had an above-average performance as the daughter caught in the middle of a parental reconnect. The storyline is interesting enough to keep your attention, but eventually, things will start to get predictable.
If doubling as a pool cleaner and a vampire hunter wasn’t enough of a stretch, the hunting itself is a major business with its very own union. For better or for worse, Snoop Dogg and Dave Franco round off the campy cast with their own humor and far-fetched exploits.
I give Day Shift a 7 out of 10. You’ll absorb a boatload of action, a decent storyline, B-level humor from Foxx/Franco, and eye candy in Meagan Good. It should be repeated, the fight scenes are really good!
I wouldn’t expect anything during awards season, but, this is a good film to pass the time on a Friday night. Also, even though there’s a child character, this is nowhere suitable for kids with the language, blood, and violence featured.
Day Shift is now streaming on Netflix
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