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28 Days Later...
His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't.
Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.
Signifying the dawn of a new era of post-apocalyptic horror, Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later... is the biggest leap zombie horror has taken ever since George A. Romero established the sub-genre in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead. The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.
The movie opens with a prologue that teases with the origin of a highly contagious virus which amplifies the rage behaviour in infected humans, thus turning them into aggressive, zombie-like beings. The story concerns Jim who wakes up in an abandoned hospital 28 days after the disease outbreak only to find the…
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 6
Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later used to be one of my all-time favorite zombie movies, but whether I've finally seen it too many times or my tastes have shifted since the last time I saw it, I find myself falling out of love. Boyle's story about a man who wakes up in the middle of the apocalypse still has its merits, but on this visit I felt its strengths almost overwhelmed by the weaknesses in between them.
Three scenes I still love:
1. The whole opening sequence with Cillian Murphy walking the empty streets of London. It's wonderfully atmospheric, and the wide angle presentation of the vacant city even surpasses 1971's The Omega Man in…
Sunday Morning Review!
Staying alive's as good as it gets.
In the early 2000's horror was at an odd place. Without knowing it, the world of horror was moving towards remakes, reimaginings, and found footage gags, so there were a few key films that threatened to change the pace of horror films to come and shake up the norm a bit. While 28 Days Later was a familiar sub-genre, it was pulled off in a unique fashion and managed to have remarkably human emotions in a film populated by snarling, bloody infected husks.
Danny Boyle drops us right in the middle of the apocalypse without showing the beginning panic and the failure of military, but instead like we are just…
Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later… is an indictment of a world gone mad — mad with rage, fear, and power — the zeal that has created and maintained it, and the apathy that has resulted. It's about that thin line between passion and anger.
Twenty-eight days after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, Jim awakens in a hospital. He leaves his room, stumbles around the building, and finds no one. In fact, it seems all of London is abandoned. An extended sequence of long, unbroken shots follows, which allows us to take in the isolation and dread of such a scenario. His roaming brings him to a church, full of corpses, but something isn't…
What I have always loved about the early Romero zombie films is that they were always more than mindless horror films, they were riddled with religious themes, social commentary and asked questions about human nature. And they were sufficiently gory and disgusting to boot.
Boyle's film transports that approach to the 21st century, amping up the adrenaline, touching on some tough subjects and covering it all in a, by now, recognisable Boyle sauce.
The first half of the film is a frenetic escape from an infected city and while it is never really scary, it most definitely is tense. That has a lot to do with this film's interpretation of the zombies. They are perhaps not zombies in the traditional…
Still freaks me the hell out after multiple viewings over the years; it fortunately manages to stay intense and keep me on-edge throughout it's entire running time. A freakin' awesome horror flick that doesn't ever seem to get old. Thanks, Mr. Boyle!
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Hoop-Tober Movie #26
I was tempted to leave this review as one line, a la my Night of the Living Dead review:
Zombies. They're not called Zombies.
But I felt like that would be too blunt. This movie might deserve more than that. There are some certain qualities that have led this movie to be called a zombie movie, considering there is a very...zombie-esque style to how the movie is shot and how the villains work and how the virus is transmitted. But these aren't zombies, these are blood-crazed humans. That is the main difference, and the crux of the story--nobody treats the creatures in 28 Days Later as zombies, but as humans. There is a sense of guilt and…
So, watching this in 2014, that DV just looks atrocious. I get that it was going for something gritty and grainy (and maybe if I'd been watching the bluray or an HD digital video rental, instead of the DVD, it'd have a better effect) but it looks like poor youtube.
But that wound up not mattering at a certain point because the style reminds me of why "A Danny Boyle Film" used to excite me so much and the writing is probably Alex Garland's best work (I haven't read all his novels, but I've read two). Acting is great all around as well.
Took me so damn long to watch it though.
Really cool and gritty zombie movie. Peaks within the first fifteen minutes for me, but the final product is still really good.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A powerful apocalypse film with haunting visuals, and fantastic performances. It borrows a lot from other popular zombie films but puts a unique british spin upon the genre. Danny Boyle is an outstanding director, and this film continues his unique cinematic mastery.
The first half is slow and there is not a lot of action, the second half is better and there is more action. The story of this film is not something special. The end is good, but expected. In post-apocalyptic films i like good story, excitement when i see a zombies, guessing etc. This film don't have that. Overall, this film is not something special, but it's watchable.
Másodjára se lett sokkal jobb. :-(
***OctHorror Fest 2014*** Day 27
If George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) is seen as the director who reinvented Zombies, then Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) can be seen as the leader of the revival of the zombie flick. Honestly this can be seen as a bad thing, but that's beside the point.
28 Days Later really isn't anything special. For a large portion of the movie it follows the very standard zombie movie plot points. In fact, you can see a lot of influence from the earlier Romero flicks, specifically Dawn and Day of the Dead. We have a limited amount of survivors, which is a good move as we can grow to like a small group of…
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- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014); 618-653 are not ordered yet.