The Day of the Triffids (2009)

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It's an up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous ... See full summary »

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 Bill Masen (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Jo Playton (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Torrence (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Dennis (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Durrant (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Coker (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Osman (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Troy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Lucy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Ashdown (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Doctor Koch (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Colonel (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Hilda (2 episodes, 2009)
Willie Jonah ...
 Old Man (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Jeff (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Bill's Mother (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Chahidi ...
 Vronsky (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Williams ...
 Young Bill (2 episodes, 2009)
Eva Sayer ...
 Girl in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
Claire-Louise Cordwell ...
 Girl's Mother (2 episodes, 2009)
Simon Naylor ...
 Man in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Blind Police Officer (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Woodson ...
 Barricade Police Officer (2 episodes, 2009)
Scott Baker ...
 Barricade Police Sergeant (2 episodes, 2009)
John White ...
 Barricade Man (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Cordelia (2 episodes, 2009)
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It's an up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous plant invasion. With a brave new world of maniacs, warring factions and renegades, the battle on the streets is not only directed at the purple-headed organisms but a battle to survive the sinister street-army headed by megalomaniac Torrence. Written by Cinema_Fan

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The human race has had its day.


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28 December 2009 (UK)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Joely Richardson, who plays Jo Playton, is the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, who plays Durrant. See more »

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Decent start, ridiculous ending
15 January 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I started with all possible good intentions: it was a BBC production and I am a fan of Doctor Who and even Torchwood; I have seen the original Day of the Triffids and I liked it (even if I thought the premise to be pretty hard to believe) and I was prepared to enjoy it as a holiday release, with not much substance in it.

This being said, I really enjoyed the start, even if clearly beset with budget issues. I replaced the set in my mind and went on. The premise was a bit ridiculous, but that was in the book, so OK. Then Joely Richardson entered the scene and it all went bad. I have seen her in other movies and she was a decent actress. So either my memory plays tricks on me or the director messed it up. Badly! All her lines were out of place, her behavior like taken from a blond girl joke and her acting appalling. Eddie Izzard did a decent role as the psychopath trying to take over London, the rest of the stars just played average and mostly pointless roles, roles which could have been played by any other actor.

The ending was a chaos of irrational behavior, bad acting, predictability and pointless narration supposed to "open our eyes". The ending really messed things up, both from the standpoint of character development and end feeling.

Bottom line: decent effort, but ultimately a failed one.


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