Full Movie Reviews
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/21/2012
This review will be more geared towards all zombie movies. I chose 28 Days Later to write this review because it isn't groundbreaking or "excellent"... it is just a zombie movie.
It is unfair to call zombie movies horror movies. They are distinctly different breeds and should be watched and judged as such. What zombie movies do that little horror movies can do is; on a large scale show the human form amidst complete societal breakdown. What I take from most zombie movies (28 Days Later included) is that zombies breakdown barriers to show how human intelligence not confined by societal rules and norms are more evil and scary than zombies themselves.
Also, come on man..... zombie movies make you think about what it would be like to live through a zombie apocalypse. Its a weird daydream …
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/22/2012
A young bicycle courier wakes up from surgery in central London to find it completely deserted, until he is attacked by a horde of rabid people screaming for his blood. Danny Boyle's spin on the zombie movie, although as inevitably generic as you'd expect has enough quirks to make it stand out from an overpopulated crowd. The English locations alone are enough to give it an unusual flavour and the scenes that show him wandering through the empty city are genuinely spooky. When "the infected" appear it settles down into the usual cliches but at least Boyle understands the genre better than most and concentrates on the psychological horror of the death of civilisation and the zombie attacks have the requisite tension and suspense. Unfortunately the second half of the film is far weaker …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/05/2011
Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma and sees a deserted London due to a virus which emanated from chimpanzees. He is saved by Selena (Naomie Harris) and another survivor. Both Jim and Selena discover more survivors named Frank (Brendan Gleeson) and daughter, Hannah (Megan Burns). The remaining survivors encounter Major Henry West (Christopher Eccleston) with a mansion filled with soldiers. Some lines: Selena – “The infection was everywhere. The army blockades were overrun, and that's when the exodus started.” Maj. West – “Since it began, who have you killed? You wouldn't be alive right now if you hadn't killed somebody.” “Which is much what I saw in the four weeks before infection, and the four weeks before that, and before that, as far back as I care to remember.”
gideon43 - wrote on 05/20/2010
Arguably one of the finest directors in the business today, Danny Boyle makes interesting and evocative films and even his misfires "A Life Less Ordinary (1997)" and "The Beach (2000)" are more emotive and challenging then a whole host of star loaded fodder that is served up this and every other week.
28 Days Later is without a doubt a directors movie, Boyle is on the absolute top of his game.
Tipping its hat to George A Romero's Zombie trilogy and throwing in a Day Of The Triffids style beginning, 28 Days is a gruesome, frightening and more importantly, a down right realistic apocalyptic saga.
Using every trick in the book (and inventing a few new ones), Boyle works his magic even under the constraints of an obviously tight budget. Throw in some intensely raw acting performances, a …
The Scripted - wrote on 03/17/2009
This is not only one of my favorite horror movies but it is absolutely one of my favorite movies in general. I threw it into my Top 20 without flinching. Danny Boyle found a lifetime fan in me with this film. Cillian Murphy is the only person that I could see as the lead, and his performance was excellent. 28 Days Later was relentless, horrifying, and made the viewer uncomfortable at every possible turn. Zombies that can run just as fast if not faster than you....OMG! Terrifying stuff. At some point near the middle of the film, it takes a turn that you may not have seen coming, the movie slows down just a tad, but you will welcome it with a sigh of relief. You will be so revved up on adrenaline that you will embrace the opportunity to exhale, and the next few scenes are very needed to …