28 Weeks Later Review
Written by: jamhorner
Not one of my longer reviews, but nonetheless a review. I would post up the long one but it would be too long so I had to cut down. Here is the edited version. The unedited went on tangents the had nothing to do with the movie.
I thought that this movie would be the worst sequel to one of the best zombie flicks ever. I was DEAD wrong. This movie had everything, well almost everything that the original had. Its essentially 28 weeks after the original movie and the Rage Virus had taken to the streets in a rapid epidemic and Britain is on lockdown. With help from the US troops, they pose an equal chance to defend themselves while a family is being torn apart by these events and trying to get out of the country. But British scientists and US scientists may have found a cure to the Rage Virus.
It had great acting by Robert Carlyle, Mackintosh Muggleton and Jeremy Renner, which really made this movie work, the concept was dynamite and the post-apocalyptic Britain sets where amazing. At points it had me jump out of my seat with both jump-out horror and CG-horror and violence was superb. The actions scenes are masterfully done, effectively placing the viewer in the victims and the crazed, but still scarily human, zombies. It had sad, life-damaging scenes in the fact that a family is being torn apart because of this whole incident and beginning was beautifully done. The cinematic score and sound effects gave me shutters and whole thing was great. There where scenes (ie: the gas-bomb-car scene) that where brilliant but also quite frightening.
However, as much as I praise and love this movie I think that it did not have the sly humor or the character development as the previous movie, but aside from that, this movie is genuinely perfect. The emotions and the powerful disturbing images and cinematography really made this movie work, and the depiction of how human nature really is. In summation, I believe that this movie was one of the best sequels to a zombie flick since Dawn of the Dead and Land of the Dead.