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28 Weeks Later Movie Review


28 Weeks Later Movie Review

Ok, so I have been wanting to do the review for 28 Days and Weeks Later for quite some time and just haven't had the time to do it. And I figured since I was off I'd sit down. Watch' em both again and give my take. Now, I'll start with 28 Weeks Later just because its the one I grabbed first and popped in. It starts out during the time span of the first one with a group of people thats posted themselves up in hiding in a farmhouse. Nice and quite and living some what well under the conditions and circumstances. Now, this one is produced but, not directed by Danny Boyle. Its directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo which did a great job in this movie of keeping some elements of the first one which was a very raw feel in certain areas but, in some spots giving it a slicker feel. Robert Carlyle and his wife Catherine McCormack are the owners of the farmhouse in which they have a little boy show up. This little boy of course is trying to hide from the infected. Which now know there are people in the house. And that of course where this all falls apart. During the events Carlyle jumps ship and heads down river in a tremendous and gory opening sequence. Then we flash forward "28 weeks later". All is being rebuilt and citizens are being brought back in to a warzone type living situation where the US service have taken up post in a effort to keep things normal. Well, the kids of Robert Carlyle come in to join their dad and like normal kids go explore in areas they shouldn't and find their mom is still alive. Which when you watch the film you will understand what I mean. All hell later breaks loose as somebody becomes infected and the army has locked everybody in to a room to shelter them while they get control only an infected gets in to the room and infects them and they all pour out over the town. This time a doctor discovers the boy may be key to a possible cure and decides to shelter him and a US sniper setups to assist the 3 in an escape. Well, over the course of trying to exit to a safe location many members of their party drop get killed etc. Now, some will argue that this is not as good as the first. But, my feeling is its as good. There is a some great gore. Jeremy Renner is excellent in his role as the sniper and Robert Carlyle is a sob. But, some how a likable sob. It does lack the acting power of its original. There is no replacing Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, and the highly underappreciated Christopher Eccleston. And the best part of the sequel is the ending. I believe which gives you a glimpse of the things to come. I give it 5 out of 5 axes. A must own for horror, zombie fans.

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