28 Days Later Review
Written by: TERRORWATCH
From the director that created Trainspotting, comes a new hyper frightening movie called, 28 days later, a movie which had a allot of violence, terror and blood. This movie is about the UK crippled under a virus called "Rage" that was turning people not into zombies, but violent mad men that were killing every "Uninfected" they could find. The movie is set in London and in my opinion the best British horror movie thats ever came out of our little country.
The whole movie shows allot of suspense and allot of terror is shown very well, with usage of sound, lighting and setting excellent scenes. This was all enhanced with the brilliant acting of its main cast actors, Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Megan Burns. The actors really never gave away the fact that the movie was fiction even though it looked so real which also made their acting abilities shown through on this movie. However the young girl, Franks daughter, didn't really click with me, for me she never really produced on screen and at some stages i thought a 13 year old girl would be more scared in that situation. She felt fake and not really giving a decent feel of terror, it was like she was gliding through, spice world in her head while a couple of zombies were running after her.
The whole scenes and movie feel was completely excellent for me, one of the best terror feelings Ive had from a movie. It probably was enhanced by the cinematic view of a empty London, or the digital rawness that the movie was filmed in, but it worked so much. The make up zombies were great, they looked so fucked up and the scariest zombies Ive seen, totally creepy. The dude with the red eyes, was a stand out moment for me, he was completely my worst nightmare and it shit me up so much. Scenes in the movie helped be allot more frighting than they would with really urban raw locations, like the flat tower block and the Stately home/ army base, very well chosen. The blood amount in this movie was not over the top and was not too little it was average, although i thought more blood and guts would of helped it out allot. Overall the special effects were great, with no CGI, allot of creepy infected man men and allot of blood helped it to become the movie it was.
My fave bits in the movie was the scenes in the flat, after all the violence the scenes were great, it felt like Danny Boyle gave us a real incite how people in them situations would actually cope and it was placed in the movie just right, to make it my fave bit the movie. Also another great thing about the movie i enjoyed this the fact that this is a "Brit Flick", I feel proud that the UK came out with a decent horror movie, also coming out with Dog Soldiers made me wet the bed with excitement.
Altogether this movie is one of my all time fave horror movies of all time, allot of people didn't like it, allot of people did. This movie is not funny, its not nothing a living dead movie or any zombie movie is, its just so serious and so deadly, which i prefer. You must see this movie to believe it.