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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'm not really the biggest fan of Danny Boyle. I like his style, but I didn't really like Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire as much as other people have. But, I did enjoy his 2010 film starring James Franco, 127 Hours and I have yet to see what many claim to be his best film ever, Trainspotting. I like when directors have variety in their filmography and Danny Boyle has that.
In a world filled with unoriginal and uninspired zombie films, 28 Days Later shines. Even for someone who isn't really into horror, like me, the film is great and intense. It was really intense and unlike most zombies that are featured in film and…
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.
I'm a bit late when it comes to finally sitting down and watching 28 Days Later, but I'm really glad I finally got around to it. It's rare for a film to work on so many levels. On one hand, it's a great action movie, which definitely has enough adrenaline pumping through its action scenes to entertain even those that prefer endless exploding shit a la Michael Bay. As a horror film, it's genuinely scary, much more so than the vast majority of zombie fiction. As a political film, it has great depth and has the viewer thinking about what the movie says about people, and that's what good zombie movies should do.
It doesn't hurt that the cast is…
*swoon* Cillian Murphy.
Danny Boyle's zombie nightmare isn't as murky or bleak or intense as it really should be.
Sure, it has memorable ideas - newly awakened hospital outpatient Murphy walking the deserted London streets, shouting "Hellooooo" without much reply - but they're rarely executed as stridently as they might be, and the moments that do hit home are ultimately outweighed by a plethora of shortcomings: ugly digital cinematography, an excessive song score, some weak performances and a mawkish, often formless narrative. The admittedly bold third act diversion isn't an inspired left turn, it's the sight of the script wandering off into the wilderness.
Like all Boyle films, the movie does start well and it's not exactly unwatchable after that…
Inaccurately (in my opinion) labeled as a zombie movie, Danny Boyle's modern horror masterpiece 28 Days Later reinvented the genre (perhaps not in a good way) and breathed originality into every scene, a refreshing breath of fresh air. After animal activists let out a chimp from a testing facility infected with the virus Rage, Britain descends into madness. 28 days after the virus is introduced, Jim wakes up in a hospital room, which has since been trashed and abandoned (one has to wonder how he survived sleeping through an obvious attack by the Infected, but some suspension of disbelief is necessary). After wandering the streets looking for answers, he runs into two other survivors, Selena and Mark, who are determined…
Loved everything except the third act.
If you haven't seen 28 Days Later and you call yourself a horror fan go buy this on BlueRay, turn up the volume, turn off the lights and cry for your mommy - because this movie who shake your core to pieces and then build you back up again with what limited hope in humanity there is left to have.
This is the movie that introduced me to the power of a Score. I had gotten into the habit with a group of friends of travelling around Ottawa, Ontario watching movies together, we'd seen the Fellowship of the Ring, a few other 2001 action movies and I had 28 Days Later suggested to me by my mother.
This flick is…
Didn't enjoy quite so much this time.
I didn't think I would like this movie because of the fast zombies, and for the first half, it looked like that was going to be the case. However, the movie got much more interesting and beautiful as it went on, and turned out to be not only a thrilling experience but an inventive one.
Four is the number of times I have seen this film and with each viewing it gets better and better. The first couple of times I thought it was an awesome and entertaining movie, but now it has become something quite special for me. Not only it is a creepy post-apocalyptic film that feels impressively real, but also a wonderful human tale of survival. Evidently survival is a common topic in films of this kind, but in 28 Days Later... it is something stimulating because the characters are not there merely for getting killed at some point but to connect with the viewer. Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, and Brendan Gleeson's extraordinary performances are possibly the movie's strongest feature. Christopher…
A great zombie film but it doesn't particularly age well, and I found it a little predictable. It became Cillian Murphy jumping from zombie attack to zombie attack
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