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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 The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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!
"A viral infection unleashed into the environment by animal rights' protesters kills most of the population of England; the few survivors have to band together to try to find safety and others unaffected by the disease. Parts of the film were very good, but I found some of the script frustrating - I wanted to scream, "But they wouldn't have done that!" when the cast did something silly that was bound to cause problems..."
Comatose British man walks around saying hello to everything.
Best zombie movie of all time.
I really miss this Danny Boyle.
Refreshing take on the zombie movie genre, sees director Boyle depicts the zombification of England through the spread of a deadly monkey borne rabies-like virus called "Rage" whilst focusing more on survivor psychology than gory headbashing. Murphy wakes up from a coma 28 days after the zero-event to find the world as he knew replaced by a desolate wasteland, where he eventually teams up with a few survivors to try and find a safe haven whilst avoiding the infected, alas it may be that some of the survivors themselves are the greater danger. The film is grim and sufficiently down-to-earth to be believable, but it's murky cinematography (even on a Blu-Ray transfer) is ugly and tiring to look at.
Rain Sequence: ★★★★★
What I learned:
Zombies and the Infected are not the same thing but I don't think that really matters get the fuck out we're all gonna die omg
no estaba en mi octombie original, pero la voy a meter porque yolo, ya a nadie le importa.
es una gran película. salvo un par de escenas por allí que parecen haber sido editadas muy torpemente (no hay ni derecha ni izquierda y es imposible saber a dónde mira el personaje en conflicto), es impecable. me gusta su voluntad de dejar muy mal parado al ejército; su cámara shaky es muy efectiva; su guion está escrito, también, con mucha inteligencia. es, a medias, una película de zombis casi arquetípica a la vez que una película de acción y, al mismo tiempo, no es una película de zombis. aunque sí lo sea, cómo de que no.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
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