Saturday, September 5, 2009

28 Weeks Later (2007) movie

28 Weeks Later (2007)

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Writer(s): Rowan Joffe
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Enrique Lopez Lavigne
Jesus Olmo
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Rating: 4

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Description from imdb:
28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has resorted order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again.

Tagline: It All Begins Again

Serious quote:
Scarlet: It all makes sense. They're executing code red.
Step 1: Kill the infected.
Step 2: Containment. If containment fails, then
Step 3: Extermination.


Zombie speed: still scary fast

Zombification: via blood and saliva

Zombie mode: feral with super rage

My thoughts:
In-a-word: crowbar

The rage continues despite all precautions. Beware: civilian lock-downs are not necessarily safe. They seems to be fastest way to create enraged zombies.

The idea of a "carrier" of the virus who is immuned was an interesting concept in this film to watch. Too bad it could not be explored more.

The only thing that didn't jive with me was the "father" zombie who seemed to coincidentally be in the same places as his children. Couldn't figure it out. Can these zombies think enough to stalk specific people to infect?

Lots of zombie mayhem. Zombie fans will love it.

2 comments:

  1. Now you mention it, the father zombie thing was kinda naff. But I still like Weeks far more than Days. The soundtrack was epic and things just went from bad to worse to OMG TERRIBLE. I thought the cheery "we're saved!" ending of Days was kinda disappointing. I like my apocalypses without a side of cheery!

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  2. I gotta agree with Rhiannon--I loved the soundtrack to Weeks. I think I enjoyed Days more, but that's a superficial love--I loved how they filmed Days, it seemed more gritty.

    My bro and I discussed the father. We think what happened was that his immense GUILT over what happened to his wife and lying to his kids fed into his rage. So instead of mindless rage, he had a centered rage. Plus whenever he saw his son's eyes he remembered his wife, which made him feel that guilt again and which made him go rage-y.

    The movie taught me something very important however--never, ever, trust Michael (the pilot in the movie and that's his character's name in Lost). The man just makes bad mistakes in everything I've ever seen him in (28 Weeks Later, Lost, The Unusuals, Oz...)

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