Monday, November 05, 2007

28 Weeks Later

--Reviewed by Lindy Loo

Plotline: It's 28 weeks later than the 28 days that started it all, and the virus has apparently wiped itself out, with the help of a governmental quarantine of London. As the military struggles to carefully maintain this quarantine, one slip up takes place, wiping all precautions out, and starting a rampage again.

Scariness factor: Not nearly as scary as the original, mostly because there weren't as many intense zombie scenes that left you with your heart in your throat.

Gross-Out Factor: About the same as the original--lots of zombies, people being shot up, gruesome deaths, etc.

Complaints: This movie was really just kind of boring. I *WANTED* to like it, if only for the premise of the dad returning after having left his wife to the zombies without trying to help her escape and then later becoming infected himself and hunting down his own children, but even *that* didn't spice it up enough. Slow-moving and not enough zombies--that's the long and short of it.

High Points: The point at which the virus sweeps through an enclosed place where many survivors have been locked in for quarantine was fairly spooky, but mostly because it just got you thinking how terrible it would be to have nowhere to go to escape it all. Other than that, it was mostly just sort of ho hum. I still don't quite get how some people think this was better than the first--this is a lot more processed and squeaky Hollywoodish.

Overall: Eh. Rent the original, skip the sequel.

Grade: C



At 11:30 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Yeah, I really didn't give two hoots about it either. There were plot holes in it bigger than Paris Hilton's cooch. It's one of those movies that I would only buy if they had it on sale for $5.

At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have to sayi liked a little more than the first. it got down to the action and had some more thrill.

At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a zombie is a reanimated corpse, and there are none of those in either of these films. They're not zombie movies

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I went to see this movie I had high expectations. Normally, I am the sort of person to sit throught he credits simply to see who had done what.
I left before the credits rolled, and that IS saying something. I knew the end when the found the little boy's mother. I knew the entire plot and leaned to my friend, called the entire movie and actually fell asleep at one point.

Horrible. I'll stick to the original.


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