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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.
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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…
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!
It's kinda sad and troubling how quickly modern horror movie watchers have forgotten what they owe to Danny Boyle's kick-down-the-door post-apocalyptic horror movie 28 DAYS LATER (no relation to the Sandra Bullock alcoholism movie). People still get into petty (and moronic) arguments as to whether or not this film 'qualifies' as a zombie film. My response to that is to get your head out of your cavernous ass and deal with the reality: this IS the first post-modern, 21st Century, zombie film. This is the film that started the zombie movie craze of the last ten years. Almost every zombie film, game, novel and other mass media product made today is ONLY made possible because of the success of Boyle's…
I have watched parts of 28 Days Later... before but never actually sat through the whole thing. I am glad I changed that last night because 28 Days is an amazing piece of work. I loved how intense it was. The film does not really try to be scary all the time, but it still has you at the edge of your seat waiting for something to go wrong... And it always does.
What a waste! My relationship with director Danny Boyle is sort of a love hate kind of companionship; ‘Trainspotting’ was an underwhelming experience at the time and ‘127 Hours’ a downright fiasco, whilst I am one of the few who really liked last year’s ‘Trance’ and think that ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is actually a good movie. The thing is that his style is absolutely messy. Shots are fired at you and camera angles are shifting every split second. His big budget production hide this disorderliness with sharp focus and high quality equipment, but in this picture, without such tools, Boyle delivers something of B-standards, something that I’d expect to carry five golden stars, be it on the SyFi-channel though. The editing…
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No matter how many times I watch this film, it still holds up and I never get tired of it. This film shows humanity at its best and worst. What would any of us be like during an infection of this type? I think we all hope that we would be like Jim but we don't know until we are tested like this. I think the military people in this film at the end are the worst scum possible in how they don't mind keeping woman to repopulate the world and kill the men who come there. I love that the fact that this film isn't a zombie film, but an infected film. It plays with the idea that the…
At Sarah's recommendation. Very well made movie, with fine urgency, searing despair, excellent modulation of mood. Boyle's cameraman is exceptional, often shooting a scene in an unexpected fashion, embracing grit, looking for textures everywhere.
The tension between Jim & Serena is terrific, and all of the supporting actors are very good.
I was looking for Alien, but the Target I went to didn't have it, and I didn't feel like going to Best Buy, so I settled for this highly praised Horror movie. And while 28 Days Later was nowhere near as scary as it was made out to be, I still have to admit that is was a very good experience. While I was watching I caught myself complaining about the grainy look and weak music, but that is an expectation for a low budget project. Well, as it turns out, the modest budget was only 9.8 million dollars. And when I look at it that way, it was pretty amazing.
Even though it never scared me, the story was…
Still the best zombie film since NOTLD. I forgot how many quiet moments there were in the film since I first saw it and how little screen time the zombies actually have relative to the film's length. Underscores how in an apocalypse, other people are what we have to fear the most.
Consta de un guión brillante y de varias secuencias que recogen momentos mágicos ( el deambular solo por la ciudad escuchando únicamente tu propia voz ) otros más trágicos, como la muerte accidental de un ser querido; y otros en los que se refleja claramente la crueldad humana. Sin embargo no se trata solamente del típico filme de un apocalipsis zombie que sólo llama la atención por sus efectos especiales. Conforme avanza la película se va haciendo más énfasis en los dilemas morales de los grupos supervivientes que en la amenaza que constituye el propio virus. Un virus que en mayor o menor medida todos los humanos poseemos y para el cual no existe cura posible : La ira. Una…
A zombie apocalypse at its best. Boyle handles the genre perfectly, creating a tense, thrilling, and gorey horror.
Re-watch: top marks for the production design, less so for the weaker final third.
It's alright, but a B movie in essence with it's cheap production values.
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