28 weeks later
so, I saw the film last night, and it was amazing! Even if you didn't like the first one, you may like the new one. The same, scary cause they run fast, infected humans are in it, but besides that, it's a whole new story. I love how the most scary parts didn't even involve the infected, but rather human behavoir. I will have a spoiler marked review up later, for now I must depart.
Oh man I might go see it tonight. The first one has been on TV and getting me in the mood for it. I gotta do it...
I enjoyed the first three quarters of the original,but thought it fell away badly after that.I'll watch the sequel for sure,I thought Danny Boyle would have directed it,though I guess he was busy with Sunshine,which also looks awesome.
I got sucked into going to see Spiderman 3 instead of 28 weeks later. I know, I've bashed it so hard, why go see it? Because it was free, so there.
Anyway, I agree the last bit of 28 days later felt a bit unbelievable, but mainly because the atmosphere and attitude they were trying to establish with the soldiers was blatantly rushed. Nobody freaks out for womens after barely over a month. Show some resolve there soldier boy! Also I was telling myself multiple times that Dr. Who is there to save people, not to do that.
Other than that, and everyone trying to proclaim that the rage infected people are Zombies, it's a fantastic movie, the atmosphere is awesome and it's a generally compelling movie. 28 weeks later looks more... "actionized" or "hollywooded" so to speak, so I'm thinking it's probably not going to create the same atmosphere and generally not be as good, but, It's definately going to be better than spiderman 3, the hands down worst movie of all time.
Here's a movie I was unaware of before I saw the previews. I had no idea they were making a sequel, as I don't often follow movie news as much as gaming news. I loved the original, it was a more believable Resident Evil to me. It was so real, that is was scary. It got me thinking "what if?" and when a movie does that, it's done a job well. I learned after seeing the movie that the director of the original was only a producer now. Don't worry, the movie turned out just as great, if not better in my opinion. Read on for more.
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OVERVIEW STARTS HERE!
If you want my bottom line opinion on the movie, scroll down, this is to have you gain some interest in the movie, and in an in depth look at the film itself.
For those of you that haven't seen 28 days later, here's a spoiler-free overview of that movie. A virus breaks out the causes loss of control in your body, and only a primal instictive need to feed and spread the virus. It is spread by saliva or blood. the zombies eventually die off, and that's where the film ended.
This film starts off focused on a group of people surviving during the first infection (the one covered in the first movie). It shows how they are forced to live as if they are locked in their house, struggling to survive. This is where we meet the man and woman that are most important to the movie, but I won't tell why, that's just too big of a spoiler. It takes about 5-10 minutes before the infected get in, and you see people die, and they all struggle to escape. It comes down to a man, a wife, and a kid. The kid and wife are hiding in a closet, but the infected are coming upstairs, the man tells them to run, but it's too late.
Minor SPOILER ALERT!
The man chooses to leave his wife there in order to save his own life. This is a great example of how some scenes without the infected scare you more than the infected themselves.
The man escapes, and we get a short recap of the first movie. Then they talk about the period after the first movie ends. It tells how the area was sealed off from the rest of the world, and eventually after the dead died off, NATO forces moved in to clean up. Parts of London were clean enough for people to live back in and they started to reintroduce the natives to their land. This is where/when the rest of the movie takes place.
We meet some more characters, they are entering the clean land. This really is just a chance to show how much military is around. They have the place on lock down. They go through a screening process, and it's really well shot. We meet a couple kids who play a decent part in the movie, they're the youngest kids in the area. They reunite with their father, who just happens to be the same guy that was running away in the first scene. One thing this movie does right is display human emotion, and the impact it has on our thoughts and choices. This is one of those moments where the emotion is showcased in a good way.
We see some more of the almost empty city area, and we get to know more about the kids and their father. The kids soon learn that their mother didn't escape. Later on, they decide to go back to their old house in order to find a picture to remember their mother by. They escape the barriers, and sneak into the still unsearched parts of london. The streets are littered in body bags and it's a truly disturbing site. Soon the military shows up and takes them back (the kids got a picture that they went after.)
I turned out that the mother was still alive, and she had returned to her house. She was seemingly crazy, but it turned out she was just infected. Her body had a natural immunity to the infection though, and it may have been passed down to her children, making them very valuable to science and the movie. She carries the infection, but it doesnt control her. Not knowing this, the husband goes and sees her and asks for forgiveness. She tells him she loves him, and kisses him. He then turns infected and kills her in one of the most gruesome scenes of the movie. This is the start of the new infection.
For those who didn't read the spoilers, let's just say the infection gets spread. Then we are led on a wild bunch of scenes following how the people are trying to escape the city. Soon they learn that not only do they have to worry about the infected, but the problem grows so out of control, the military is just killing everyone. This is truly one of the most horrifying scenes in the movie. Seeing the snipers on rooftops shooting random civilians who are running for their lives. One sniper gets the 12 year old boy in his sights and just abondons his post, he could not shoot him. We then learn that the problem has spread so fast that NATO is bombing the city. A small group escapes, and we follow them running from the infected.
One scene to note of is how at one point, someone is using a night vision scope on a gun and you see someone get beat to death from the perspective of the scope. It was a well done shot, and really impressed me.
Soon we see them being rescued, only to see a clip of what appears to be the sequel...
The infected running around france
Bottom Line review
I loved the storyline, the cinematography, and the sound. The visuals were outstanding, and the shakey camera helped add to the fast pace of the movie. The quality is greatly improved over the first. The only cons I have is that there wasn't a memorial soundtrack, and the one good song was replayed several times throughout the film (see Requiem for a Dream for another example of this.) Also, they tried to have a lead zombie, and while it works for some movies, it doesn't work here. The infected should be seen as numerous and identicle, there shouldn't been one you are focusing on. This one just so happens to be able to escape all the traps and obstacles that countless other infected died in. They should've left it with a random infected attacking.
I give the movie a 95%, my favorite movie of recent memory and one I will buy the day of DVD release. I already plan on seeing it at least one more time with some friends that haven't seen it.
Donno what your talkling about, spiderman 3 was great.
Originally Posted by Jeff
Anyway I wasnt a fan of 28 days later so will probably wait for dvd.
i havn't seen it yeat but i wasn't a big fan of the first one either, i prefered dawn of the dead remake over that.