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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.
All of this was new in 2002. Saying that this isn't new is like saying that Citizen Kane's cinematography is old.
My favorite movie in the zombie or horror genre.
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 The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.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…
Takes awhile to get going, some of the editing is hard to follow (seriously, were the camera men drunk off their asses filming this?), and it doesn't do much to scare, but "28 Days Later" does have a lot to admire regardless of those glaring issues.
For example, in spite of some hard to follow camera work, the actual look of the film itself is rather refreshing. Taking a more of a hands on/to the ground view of the typical zombie apocalypse that works well, even if it takes awhile to get used to.
The opening sequence sets up a very lonely and uneasy atmosphere that's not hard to get drawn into and once the infected take center stage, it's…
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…
Not only a scary and outstanding zombie movie, it's also a social and political critique.
was this the first time zombies were shown as a virus or what
One of the best zombie/horror movies I've ever seen. Really great use of silence at times and the last sequence is great.
A re-watch. This movie continues to hold me enthralled.
East Hastings is still be one of the greatest songs I have ever heard in a movie. I love how the song builds. Very much like Ravel's Bolero.
The EFX, story and acting are all top notch.
I so love Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Megan Burns and Christopher Eccleston in this flilm.
Yes new twist on virus and zombielike horror
Probably my favorite zombie movie.
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