Ethan Hawke. I can hardly remember a movie I've seen him in, and despite the fact I have heard he's written a book or two, I've never read them.
But then I watched Daybreakers with my handsome husband on Saturday night and now I'm definitely back on the Hawke bandwagon.
In Daybreakers, Ethan plays a non-sparkly vampire named Edward. He's a blood scientist in a society where there are more vampires than humans - in fact, the human race is on the verge of extinction. Edward's superiors want him to find a blood-substitute. Edward would rather find a cure.
I loved the movie, even though it hasn't had great reviews. In a vampire-saturated marketplace (no complaints here), Daybreakers offered something different. A bit of dark, a bit of fun.
The movie also reminded me of how much I love Ethan Hawke. Which is why I've cast him in the role of muse avatar for the week. It's been a while since I've checked out his work ethic, but he does possess some of those material characteristics I require... Hopefully he'll provide enough inspiration to push me to completion. Again.
Sidenote: Paul Bettany was also in the running for muse avatar this week. But then I watched Legion. Really. Bad. Movie. So bad not even the sexy Paul could save it. So sad.
Seen either movie? What did you think? Any flicks on your list this past weekend?
The Book In My Bag Today: Dead Frog on the Porch, Jan Markley