Sunday, May 13, 2007
Movie Reviews: 28 WEEKS LATER
28 WEEKS LATER
Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later helped rejuvenate the zombie genre, and now this sequel from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto) ups the ante even further, with American troops arriving in England to pick up the pieces … only to find the Rage virus wreaking havoc once again.
Director(s) Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Status In theaters (wide)
Release Date May 11, 2007
MPAA Rating R
28 Weeks Later is an adequate follow up to Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. Everything here is notched up another level, more blood and gore. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo does a fairly good job of recreating Boyle's frenetic style and does manage to keep the tension are a pretty high level, keeping the audience with a constant sense of dread. One complaint is that during some of the more manic scenes in the film are so confused and unfocused that you can't really tell what's happening on screen. Story wise this sequel delivers some great moments and some very impactful scenes, the firebombing of London is chilling to watch. Also there is a wonderful night vision sequence that is particularly effective. A few minor quips aside, daddy zombie popping up like he Freddy Krueger is silly, this film has plenty to offer horror fans even if it feels more polished than the Boyle original.