28 Weeks Later 2007

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In this sequel to the cult hit "28 Days Later", Britain has been emptied. There's nobody there. It's completely dead. And six months later the Americans arrive to reboot it back up again.

Starring:
Robert Carlyle,Rose Byrne
Runtime:
1 hour, 40 minutes

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Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure, Horror
Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne
Supporting actors Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine Mccormack, Imogen Poots, Idris Elba, Mackintosh Muggleton
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.4 out of 5 stars

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28 Days Later is certainly one of the most original and effective horror films of the last ten years. It also revitalised the stagnant zombie genre , though i feel it's fair to argue that the "infected" are not actually zombies at all. More like particularly committed football hooligans. Putting that rather spurious argument aside the film seemed to leave little room for a sequel but Danny Boyle, director of the original film lest we forget, had been working on a screenplay but once an acceptable draft had been commissioned turned down the directors role wanting to work on his sci-fi epic "Sunshine".So director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo who helmed 2001 indie hit "Intacto" was given the job -though Danny Boyle did some work as a second unit director. The end result is a far more committed film in terms of sheer horror than 28 Days Later but one whose suspect plotting leaves it ultimately far less satisfying.
It must be stated that the film starts tremendously with a ten minute set piece centred around a remote farmhouse. Married couple Don (Robert Carlyle) and Alice (Catherine McCormack) are holed up in this isolated house with other survivors when a fellow survivor-a young boy- brings a horde of the infected which have been chasing him to the site . The infected break in and in a truly visceral sequence as the ravening horde swarm through the house Don abandons his wife and the young boy and flees across a neighbouring field with infected pursuing him , barely escaping with his life. This extended scene with the music of God Speed You Black Emperor blaring portentously is incredibly intense and the film never produces any else that comes close to matching it.
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By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Oct. 2007
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28 Days Later started strongly with the empty London (and those rats) and then drifted off with the dodgy Army unit. 28 Weeks Later also starts with a heart stopper as Begbie escapes the Infected by an act of betrayal. After the infection has died out (according to the dozy NATO doctors who clearly know nothing of sequels) the US Army reintroduces settlers in a controlled site. These are all people with a higher APS (Average Propensity to Scream) including Begbie's two children, who mysteriously don't have a Scots accent but do seem to have difficulty doing what they are told.

At this point the infection reappears by an ingenious plot device. The infection reinfects by an ingenious plot device, but victim zero then escapes manifesting an interesting talent for using ID cards while doing an impression of a man who's eaten too much chili. This is decidedly not an ingenious plot device and thereafter (until the last scene) I think the scriptwriter nipped out for 20 Rothmans and got his neighbour Keith to finish it off. All would be well still if everyone just Obeyed Orders but what would be the fun in that? Lots of shooting, chopping, screaming and a full body burn ensue. The escape is on including another non-ingenious plot device (avoiding poison gas - sit in a car!) and a lot of scenes shot in the dark.

The ending is marvellously grim.
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A worthy new chapter in the "28 xx later" saga depicting the rage virus impact on mainly London.
All the teasers are there.You just know that those awful kids are going to be the cause of the ensuing debacle from the first moment you see them.And when the disobedient little twits break out of the safety zone to go wander about a devastated London, you wait for the inevitable.Some teasing moments at an empty?pizza delivery place they enter wrack up the tension.But their return to their family home has neon lights around it as the event that will topple the dominoes.And so it ensues as they find good old mummy there, only she's not exactly the same as before.The poor American soldiers, once more dispatched to bail out the UK and die in the process, are soon overwhelmed when the virus re-asserts itself.
The rage virus is perhaps the ultimate reaction to this "nanny state" that our venal politicians have created during the last 10 years .It's certainly fun to think of it in this way.Maybe we will finally get so enraged at the latest intrusion in our lives and controlling efforts of politicians that the virus will spontaneously erupt in the populace. Now that would make a worthy new chapter as infected citizens snack on the denizens of parliament and councils across the land! Roll on the next chapter....
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This film almost lives up to 28 Days but, in my opinion, concentrates more on the military trying to wipe out the new break out of "rage" by sheer force rather than the character based story which made 28 days so compelling. the plot is still very good following a new group of survivors, rather than following on jims story, which helped keep the film fresh. the main story centres about a young boy and girl who may have the same natural resistance to the virus that their mother did, following their attempts to survive the new outbreak and find refuge. There are a few anoying plot errors and holes, but these will only get in the way if you are a nit picker like myself. the only one most people will pick up on is the fact that the children are picked up in new wembley stadium, which at the the time this film is based (roughly 2001 -2003) was just starting to be built, however they enter a completely finnished (and for some time going by the overgrown grass depicted ) stadium. (really this means that if you want a stadium to be build on time, employ some zombies :P) other than this a very enjoyable movie worth the watch but not nearly as good as the original
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