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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 The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.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…
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…
The Zombie genre was going through a bit of a lean time when this new and vibrant twist on the horror concept found an audience back in 2002. Giving us a mix of horror and high-adrenaline action sequences that are truly frenetic and pulse-inducing, this film was more than just a run of the mill gore fest.
Danny Boyle's zombie-apocalypse starts with some of the finest shots of a deserted London ever put on film. Following an attack on a research facility by animal activists, infected monkeys bring carnage to the human population as the "Rage Virus" turns mankind into raging beasts with a blood-lust. At the center of the story is Jim (Cillian Murphy). A bike courier who has…
Eh si...un'epidemia può sfociare anche così. Grazie ad un gruppo di pseudo animalisti fondamentalisti...la situazione che si presenta al ragazzo uscito dal coma è tra le più spaventose: l'epidemia ha praticamente sterminato il genere umano lasciando zombie al suo passaggio.
Certo...idea non troppo innovativa e manco lo sviluppo almeno per la prima metà, ma si lascia guardare bene e tra scene di tensione troviamo anche momenti soft come quando vanno a fare la spesa. Non male...molto godibile.
Ah...ho anche capito da dove hanno scopiazzato l'inizio di The Walking Dead lol.
28 Days Later is one of the greatest movies of the zombie horror genre ever made. Although it is never that scary throughout its runtime, it is always intense, and it never fails to put its viewer on the rack.
When you leave out the introduction scene, I really love how this movie drops in. Together with Jim, brilliantly played by Cilian Murphy, you wake up in a super-apocalyptic London, and you don't know what happened. You do not witness the panic of the population and the failure of the military, you are just exposed to a abandoned London, and that is a great way to start a movie.
It won't take long that you and Jim will realize that…
"This aint real zombies!"
Yeah, that's is why I liked this movie you dumb fucks.
I’m a huge fan of the zombie sub-genre. One of my favourite shows on TV is The Walking Dead but being British, I always wanted to find something zombie related that uses Britain as the central point for its setting. I even remember when there was speculation that Fear the Walking Dead could potentially be set somewhere in the UK, but that never came to fruition, yet Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later meant that I didn’t dwell on that fact for too long.
The plot focuses on an ordinary man named Jim (Cillian Murphy) who awakes from a coma 28 days after the initial outbreak of the highly contagious rage disease that has caused a total societal collapse and zombie…
Talvez um dos trailers mais sensacionais que já vi, mas que demorei mais de 10 anos pra de fato ver. Gosto muito do modo tenso que os filmes de Danny Boyle transmitem. Aqui, por ser um filme de terror, fica mais presente o clima de tensão em algumas cenas. Só de ver a enormidade de Boyle em conseguir filmar numa Londres vazia é sensacional. O roteiro não é tão brilhante e segue um sentido comum nos filmes do gênero (sendo bem forçado no seu ato final). Vale muito mesmo por conta de Boyle e algumas cenas de Cillian Murphy.
After having watched a lot of zombie-/apocalypse movies or series this week I was really excited to see 28 Days Later because of its rating on this website. But unfortunately I was left very disappointed, I will explain why.
After watching a movie I always ask myself the question: what was this movie about? I don't necessarily mean the story, but the thoughts it contains. To me what happens is less important than how characters deal with or react on events and what truth can be found in that. I think that is why this movie did not interest me so much.
As one could expect in this genre this movie is about human survival. It shows what people are…
I don't like Zombies, Post-Apocalyptic scenarios, or the combination of the two when it comes to films, but I had a bit of a surprise with this 'reinvigoration of the genre' seeing as how not only is this a really beautiful film, it's kind of like the "Apocalypse Now" of zombie movies. The Huck Finn-esque adventure and insanity of it, along with the mesmerizing imagery and cinematography is just fantastic.
Seen it a million times. And it's great every time. Even the third act at the military compound, which i was never a fan of, is now growing on me. Sure the ending is a bit out of whack but it's just great. Visually inspiring.
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