Movies that are slightly off.
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 The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.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…
An unquestionably pivotal hit within the zombie film genre, “28 Days Later” took the successful formula for apocalyptic flesh-eaters created by George Romero, and reworked it into a deeper exploration on our understanding of human nature, which simultaneously brought the genre wider critical and popular appeal. In proving to the film industry that there was money to be made and acclaim to be reached within the zombie film genre, as well as within low budget independent horror pictures, Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later” truly stands as a landmark piece of cinema.
At times, the decision to shoot on video gives the film a distractingly cheap look, but oftentimes, it instead offers a degree of realism and beauty that enhances select…
A sharp, terrifying fantastical apocalyptic nightmare. Cillian Murphy’s brilliance is undeniable. A man amongst boys.
u guys i thought the idea of a guy waking up from a coma to find himself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse was so original... the walking dead played me
Here are some adjectives that describe the film, but also make me sound educated:
And the music is good too.
I've never been a massive fan of zombie films, so while I do admire certain qualities of "28 Days Later...", I've never been able to warm up to the film.
Did this rip off the Walking Dead comics? Or did the Walking Dead TV show rip this off? Or maybe some of both?
i honestly haven't seen this many dutch angles since batman forever
One Note: Most films that use dream sequences will slowly move from reality to a surrealism so absurd that the audience is well aware that they're watching a *dream*. BUT - here, in Murphy's dream, it's completely plausible that the group left him. And WE - as the audience - aren't aware we're watching a dream until Gleeson awakes him. That's great storytelling
the walking dead lot have it easy compared to this film
It's Hoop-Tober 3.0!!
Once again, I will wander into the darkness with only ghastly ghouls keeping me company!
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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