28 Days Later (2002)
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.
Excellent, Without a doubt!!
Don't listen to the negative reviews
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
It starts with some really good atmospheric shoots with him vandering an empty London. But then when he meets the two survivers they say that the infection has started throughout the whole earth. I immediately question this because when you get infected you turn almost directly. So how are then the infection accidently taken to other partsof the world. The characters later in the movie also question this and it turns out that its only England that is affected.When the Black Girl kills her companion when she suspects he is affected by the look in his eyes, I think that is kind of stupid. She could have just waited a few seconds and she would have known.But the thing that made me dislike the movie was when they meet the military men. All that happens when they are there is boring and stupid. Firstly the men dont act like military men. They dont seem to have any training when they shoot at the zombies and dont act any professional at all. Then they seem to have lost all hope and are whiling to kill each other because of a girl. It has gone like a month since the outbreak. I have a hard time even when it seems to them that society had collapsed that they would act this desperate and strange. One last thing I remembered. When they escape from the city through the tunnel, the zombies follow them. Then they just stop when they are abit far away from them, like they are thinking "we cannot run to them and catch them, they are driving to fast, lets stop runing". Smart zombies. :)
It's a badly executed film...the only thing that makes it a remotely good zombie film is the speed at which the zombies run. Everything else, such as the "gore" and the wannabe horror is just disappointing.
I watched this supposedly in HD recently after not seeing it for over a decade. My memories of it were immensely positive, I remember being gripped, engaged and happily going along with whatever the narrative offered.My most recent viewing however was not so straightforward. Being British I am acutely aware of the tropes of UK produced cinema and those cliches don't engage me now, or more to the point I am perhaps more aware of them. 28 Days Later seems prosaic and fettered by these production values and that spoiled my watching experience. On the positive side, there are still iconic moments, an amazing soundtrack and frenetic scenes to be enjoyed.
I came into this movie expecting a horror movie, with some drama undertones. When I watched it, I found it to be the opposite. Drama with horror undertones. The film was written in a way so that scenes that were intended to be dramatic were dramatic, instead of the outcome being predictable. I felt that most of the characters could die at anytime, which added to the tension. The movie didn't scream horror at me. It focused more on the idea that the characters find a new source of hope, only for it to be taken away. I felt that each character had a unique personality. There was one moment right at the beginning that made me shed a tear. There were some filming choices that I enjoyed, and some that I didn't. I enjoyed some of the film's choices of slowly panning the camera to the area with the most impact. I personally didn't enjoy the scenes where it seemed more like they were slowing down the frames per second of the camera to add the look of more spastic zombie movements. Overall, this is a movie that I found well above average.