28 Days Later Review
Written by: Danny Smith
i really had high hopes for this film ''a british zombie film that doesnt stick to romeros theory on the undead universe'', good lord what a waste of my time.
the premise is a wonderfull concept ,british scientists were developing a cure for anger ,and in turn the need for conflict and war, but first they needed to induce the worst kinds of anger to view what they had to get rid of.
they did this by experimenting on chimps (well they were taking a break from selling pg tips) ,injecting them with a virus called ''RAGE'' which left its victim in a constant state of uncontrollable anger and violence.easily spread through saliva or blood and virtually oblivious to pain, the elements or any sort of input ,they exist only to destroy.
so of course animal rights people break in to free the creatures and thus and outbreak ensues...
first off ,is shaun of the dead the only zombie movie that doesnt use the word virus in it?, im begining to think so.
the director did an aweful job on this movie and its sad because it had the makings of the next night of the living dead, basically halfway through it takes the ''mental soldiers'' route of day of the dead and sort of goes to rambo from there.
as for music i only saw this film yesterday and i honestly cant remember any at all.
the cinematics were ,in a word, lame stuff id seen many times before ,i even think ive seen he same shot with the same camera angles at the end in another brit film somewhere.
finally the actors were wooden even b-movie characters put on a performance ,even when the characters are angry you dont feel it, they seem to be mildly annoyed by the circumstances ,nothing more.
this movie is a lame attempt at horror, its not scary and uses the ''virus'' excuse for loads of zombies as have so many films before it. in a word rent it but dont buy it i suggest shaun of the dead instead.