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28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later (2007)

May. 11,2007
| Horror Thriller Science Fiction

The inhabitants of the British Isles have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.


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28 Weeks Later packs almost the same rage-infected punch of the original. While the camera work is a bit sloppy and the storyline is fairly predictable at times, there are some genuine moments of shock and terror in this movie.


I didn't like how much it shook around. I thought that it was done just for the sake of doing it and heighten tension but really it made it look a bit poo and distractingly messy. The gore effects looked good. Really good sound. Perfectly matched the picture and had good direction. I wasn't too keen on the continuation of the first movie. It somehow didn't work that well. It relied too much on stupid character decisions and coincidence. Robert Carlyle pops up everywhere. Some good and bad points progress the series having changed it for the worse.


The first thing I noticed was the good acting. After a great opening scene, the film is a roller coaster ride of fun and excitement, with wonderful action sequences and awesome visuals. I actually enjoyed this sequel more than the original. The plot has more depth, and is more suspenseful, as well. The scene where a helicopter dives into a swarm of zombies was awesome!! Jeremy Renner is a likable hero, as usual, and the rest of the cast was equally good and likable. The zombie make-up was quite frightening, actually. The film has a fantastic score, as well. This was an incredible thrill-ride. Bloody fantastic, I say!


Unfortunately for me the film having come off the back of 28 Days Later left me wanting more from it. While the few twists in the storyline were good they were able to be seen from a mile away. Robert Carlyle did a brilliant job as the lead actor in this but to see both Rose Byrne and Idris Alba trying to portray an America was the stuff of nightmares. Jeremy Renner's character did a good job of keeping the plot moving along I just felt the film really lacked much of what came from 28 Days Later. The opening scene itself was magnificent and kept me on my toes especially what seemed like I guess we'd now have as a drone following Robert Carlyle's character.