Constructed from a patchwork of postapocalyptic cliches, populated by two-dimensional characters who speak in laughably hyperbolic dialogue, and driven by a wafer-thin plot that literally goes nowhere, The Day
has all the makings of a complete disaster. But heavy atmosphere, a stoic performance by The Last Exorcism
’s Ashley Bell, and some thoughtful reflection on what it really means to be stripped of humanity save Douglas Aarniokoski’s bleak I Am Legend
clone from being cannibalized by its own pronounced shortcomings.
Ten years after society collapsed following an unspecified catastrophe, survivors Rick (Dominic Monaghan), Adam (Shawn Ash...