28 Days Later Review
Written by: ShawnStaggs
So "rage" is turned into an actual virus? This is one of the most original concepts ever. We start in a laboratory, where monkeys are the first infected with rage. A group of animal rights activists decide to break in and do the animals a favor and set them free. From there, chaos begins. The monkeys quickly infect the activists and everyone in the lab, and soon it infects all of Britain.
The entire first half of the movie was gripping and held me, following a young man named Jim, awakening from a coma and trying to survive this new world he's woken up in. After finding some other people and hearing a radio broadcast, they go to a military base for refuge.
This, in my opinion, is where the movie takes a sudden down fall. The lead of the base seems like a decent man at first, then turns out to be like a crazed dictator. When Jim fights back, he is taken out into the woods to be shot. However, we quickly learn that Jim is not dead, and this is when the movie picks back up, this time following Jim on a rampage against the soldiers.
However, this film is brilliant minus that small downfall. I absolutely love it! -Shawn Staggs