Sunday, September 27, 2015

Daylight (1996) - 2 stars out of 10

Daylight (1996) - 2 stars out of 10

“Daylight” is everything that you hoped it would not be.  The concept is actually pretty interesting and could have become an amazing disaster film, but the acting is simply some of the worst that you will ever encounter.  There came a point where I starting rooting for certain characters to die just so that I didn’t have to watch them act anymore.  It is just atrocious.  Stallone set a poor precedence for the rest of his castmates.  After watching this wooden performance, nobody would ever believe that he was once nominated for an Oscar.  The acting is painful to watch (especially the Birdemic-level performance of Jay O. Sanders), but there are also some major issues with the script.  Nothing spoils an intense moment like a felon on a prison transport blubbering like a baby and a woman wrestling around with an electrical wire for 20 minutes with boots on her hands.  While it may seem like the campiness of the film might make it a fun watch, it takes itself too seriously to be funny.  Watch if you must, but there are dozens of disaster films that I’d rather watch.

[Pictured: Even the cool explosions couldn't save this film]

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