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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 The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.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…
All of this was new in 2002. Saying that this isn't new is like saying that Citizen Kano's cinematography is old.
My favorite movie in the zombie or horror genre.
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…
Unique zombielike apocalyptic horror film based in London. Contemplating the emotional state and survivial of a young man, woman, father, daughter and military group. Awesome and realistic - My personal fave in this genre.
Without a shadow of a doubt the best zombie film ever made. Yes, it's better than any of Romero's films, better than The Return of the Living Dead, better than Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake and better than [REC]. It's not like the characters are practically surfing on the zombies one moment and for some strange nonsensical reason get captured another; these zombies are legitimately threatening and this outbreak is not a giant party. It's gritty, it's depressing, it's well shot (the 'shot on digital video' gimmick holds up suprisingly better than I expected) and it's intense as hell. 28 Days Later... is everything I want out of a zombie outbreak film.
What's that? It's technically not a zombie film? Sigh...
Considering how much I despise horror movies and zombie movies in particular it's surprising to me that I got some genuine enjoyment out of 28 Days Later. What makes this movie so interesting is the fact that it is very character driven. While there is a post-apocalyptic zombie element it focuses very heavily on the main characters and how they will survive in the aftermath. It's an interesting journey, and they do a fairly good job of setting up all the rules of the infected. I wasn't exactly a fan of the overly gory moments, like excessive blood vomiting, but it was actually surprisingly rare in this movie. That was one of the best things, the fact that they kept…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Intense, fast-paced zombies-on-speed movie. Makes you wonder- who are the real monsters?
A marvel of shot-stealing location work, and probably the most prognostic end-of-days ever filmed, but Boyle's fear-mongering really puts my back up, his and Dod Mantle's visual strategy (especially for geographic orientation in action) is horrendous, and I can't fathom for the life of me why this tries to turn into a gang-rape / revenge movie in the final stretch. A fascinating document of 'then', though, from all angles.
This indie, art-house zombie film (or as zombie-fanatics will specify, “infection film”) is as iconic as modern zombie films get. Sure, we had our share with World War Z and Warm Bodies this year, but honest and spine-chilling zombie horror hasn’t been as tormenting as Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, filmed over a decade ago. Plot: A man awakens in a deserted hospital only to find Earth in an apocalyptic state, with a virus that is rapidly spreading and turning people into violent, cannibalistic beings. Zombie horror rarely gets as good as 28 Days Later, and don’t forget its fantastic sequel, 28 Weeks Later.
Fuckin rage, man.
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- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- Dead Man's Letters
- La Jetée
- The Sacrifice
- When the Wind Blows
I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…