jillian’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Don’t wake up.”
The Danny Boyle and Alex Garland (and John Murphy) combo produced one of my all-time faves Sunshine, so I really wanted to recreate that magic.
28 Days Later brings out the worst of humanity and shows us that we don’t need to be infected to be monsters. Even when things occur in our protagonists’ favour, it still feels uncomfortable seeing the measures they take. I think that’s the film’s real contribution, and surely not the grainy film texture that just came across as old.
The last thing I want to do is criticise Alex Garland because I love him and his mind but the script, in combination with line reading, was real clunky sometimes although it did get better. Although Cillian Murphy did redeem himself because he was terrifying in that final act.