28 Weeks Later Review
Written by: alex1176
A worthy follow-up to "28 Days Later" made in the same style by Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Taking a cue from "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "28 Weeks Later" sees the "hot zone" as a warzone. Remember the planes Cillian Murphy kept seeing in the original? As it turns out, they happen to be a part of the American military. In this sequel, the U.S. Army has turned up in London to help keep the virus contained. They eventually secure an urban area from the infection and begin to re-populate it. However, a "leak" manages to seep through and then it becomes zombie city all over again.
One of the strengths of the picture is the same level of intensity and creepiness that was also in the first film. The scene in which the virus explodes in a darkened parking lot packed with people is major scary. And there's a nifty sequence towards the end filmed though a night-vision rifle scope. Scottish actor Robert Carlyle is good here as Don, the father of two kids who may carry DNA that may put the virus to an end. He's joined by a cast of lesser known actors who perform their parts well.
Gore fans will delight in the red stuff in display here and there's also a number of intense action scenes. Like it's predecessor, "28 Weeks Later" is a good movie. It may not be a great one, but horror fans who enjoyed the original, will see this as a well-made sequel.
P.S. While I enjoyed "The Hills Have Eyes 2" and "Turistas", this movie is the best so far under the "Fox Atomic" label.