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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 The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.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…
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.
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…
A horror movie?? Well, sort of. I'm not a fan of horror, and to that, I don't really consider 28 Days Later to be a horror movie, despite the presence of zombies and gore and tense music. If I had to classify it, it'd go down as more of a "thriller" (like Se7en) which is a genre of movie that I really love. It's almost hard to pinpoint what exactly I love about 28 Days Later, it just sort of ends up being one of those movies that you watch and think to yourself, "That. Was. Awesome." I do find it interesting that Danny Boyle, after the long career that he's had, has made a name for himself publicly with…
A script created entirely of "and then" moments. Still can't fuck with Danny Boyle.
Pretty boring to me.
Favorite horror movie and one of my all time favorites. Great atmosphere that really brings you into the movie and doesn't let you go until it is done. The music is great and the visuals are outstanding.
"With endless love we left you sleeping. Now we are sleeping with you. Don't wake up."
The Plot: A group of misguided animal rights activists free a caged chimp infected with the "Rage" virus from a medical research lab. When London bike courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma a month after, he finds his city all but deserted. On the run from the zombie-like victims of the Rage, Jim stumbles upon a group of survivors, including Selena (Naomie Harris) and cab driver Frank (Brendan Gleeson), and joins them on a perilous journey to what he hopes will be safety.
This movie was brilliant and very well done, it was exciting and fun to watch and one of…
Love this zombie film.
Beautiful cinematography, haunting atmosphere and good performances.
I found myself appreciating this more after the many zombie movies and a certain TV show that have followed it - they all focus on the survival fantasy aspect of zombie stories without the very real sense of despair that this movie gets perfectly. It was a surprisingly good movie to revisit when I was in a funk, too - it does of great job of creeping up to the edge of the abyss before arriving at a (relatively) happy ending that bugged me in 2003 but now seems fully earned. Easily Danny Boyle's best movie.
I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…