28 Days Later

28 Days Later ★★★½

"You were thinking that you'll never hear another piece of original music ever again. You'll never read a book that hasn't already been written or see a film that hasn't already been shot."

(R) Horror (English)

This was legitimately terrifying. Especially considering that everywhere else in the outside world is eerie and seemingly abandoned. The makeup and effects are great, some of the performances are very convincing, the wide shots are presented very well and the action is as fluid as it is graphic. It even provided good allegorical elements about institutionalism and politicians. My only real gripes, as minimal as they are, were very prevalent and very distracting. Hannah's child performance was god awful and this was for the most part, ugly to look at. Maybe it was the technology at the time or my resolution, but that took me out of the film so many times. Other than those two flaws, this film is near perfection. The pacing, the soundtrack, and the violence makes this horror film stand out in an often saturated genre.

Favorite Scene: Jim fighting everyone at the compound

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