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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.
Hands down one of the best zombie flicks to date. Danny Boyle's stab at the genre is pure, unadulterated horror. The suspense that builds is monumental, and proves that zombies don't actually need to play a large roll in a film of the genre. Action is minimized, but fear is not. This disease is terrifying and will inspire new forms of hypochondria in you... For better or worse.
Watch this film.
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Danny Boyle [director] and Alex Garland [writer] made probably the best emotional feature length zombie movie ever. Man, I like this kind of flick, but I did not think one would make me get so involved in the people and the world that are in the story. I don't want to spoil anything, so I will just say that the direction, writing, editing, sound, and acting are all well near perfect in this [though it is a little bit avant-garde]. Prepare for an incredible performance by Cillian Murphy. If you want mindless zombie horde films [which can be very fun], then go elsewhere. This movie will probably have you thinking long after watching.
28 Days Later is less about a zombie invasion and more about humanity. Danny Boyle, successfully created an apocalyptic landscape where the end-of-the-world elements serve as a backdrop rather than the core of the story. How far will one go to survive? This is the core question revolving around the film. Oh, and: What does "surviving" entail? Most films raise these questions but fail to grapple with them. 28 Days Later wrestles with the ideals of keeping our humanity within a world gone to Hell. And the implications are: perhaps the zombies aren't the essence of depravity, rather, it the conscious corruption of a human soul.
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I'm a pretty big fan of the works of Mr. Danny Boyle and I've long meant to dabble into this older movie of his. I knew it was held in high regards by most and I had heard that it was pretty low budget and one of his earlier works, so it was nice to look back on an extremely talented director.
The first thing that caught me about this movie was how budget it felt. It sometimes bordered on feeling like a college student's film, if a college student had access to awesome actors and the empty and dead streets of England. At first this did put me off, but after…
Ha nem lett volna ilyen gagyi minőségű, akkor filmklasszikusról beszélhetnénk. Izgalmas. Eredeti. Félelmetes. Elgondolkodtató.
When I was younger, I saw a good majority of this film which caused my adolescent self to quiver in a corner. This was the motherfucker my older brother decided to unload on me at ten years old, forcing me to watch so he could get a good laugh, leaving me emotionally scared for the next year, and unwilling to sleep without a nightlight. But as I was sulking in fear, a younger me should have plowed through all the psychologically crippling fear and just realized at the time that this is better than just an average horror film. If I had any sort of cognitive awareness, I would have seen past the eerie tension, and really gotten emotionally invested…
Terrifying, politically resonant, and emotionally deep. 28 Days Later proves it is much more than a zombie film - it's also a film about human morality, survival, love, and society.
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