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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.
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 The film discards the now outdated concept of reanimated corpses & replaces it with a contemporary idea of a viral epidemic, thus changing the supernatural phenomenon into a psychological one.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…
Esperava muito mais.
Os aspectos técnicos são de fato, os mais problemáticos. É lógico que devemos levar em conta que é um filme de baixo orçamento, então, é esse o motivo má qualidade vídeo de todo o longa (que só vem a melhorar na última cena), que chega a incomodar, sim. Uma trilha sonora fraca, com músicas que não condizem com o momento tocado. E o que mais incomoda em todo o filme são as atuações fracas, que tem, lógico, seus momentos de glória e seus momentos de queda. O enredo é algo que não tem o que criticar.
Concept top. Uitwerking...
The beginning of this film is haunting, and makes me become invested very quickly. The characters are great, and I actually want them to survive; normally I want death and destruction. I love that it shows us that normal humans can be just as bad as the infected, and how human cruelty has a lot to do with why the virus got there in the first place. Not that the infected aren't terrifying, I would probably die half a day later if I were to be in this universe. During my watch I hardly noticed the music; because it felt like such an integrated part of the scenes. Listening to the soundtrack now, I realize that it's so much greater than I first gave it credit for. Actually quite happy with the ending, not what I expect from horror films at all.
a movie I watched 1000 times with my dad that will mean too much to me for the rest of my life.
Real Eyes. Realize. Real Lies.
too much dialogue
Easily the best 'zombie' film I've ever seen. Heads above the rest in concept and execution 28 Days Later is at once horrifying, thoughtful and beautiful.
31 Horror Films in 31 Days: Film 31
"The end is extremely fucking nigh"
At last, a mere 14 days late, I have completed my challenge. I couldn't think of a better way to end it than with one of my first horror film loves.
Already in my favourite film list, I've obviously not watched it, or not reviewed it, since joining this site. It's my favourite Danny Boyle film and I adore it.
There's little I can fault. The cast and acting are largely great. I have noticed though that the more I watch it, the more Hannah's actress and her dialect/delivery annoy me. But when Cillian Murphy, Naomi Harris, Brendan Gleeson and Christopher Eccleston are so good I…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING