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28 Weeks Later
Topic by: DLeonard
Posted: May 11, 2007 - 12:30 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 26, 2007 - 8:58 PM PDT

author topic: 28 Weeks Later
DLeonard
post #1  on May 11, 2007 - 12:30 PM PDT  
Just started today. Has anyone seen it?
So far reviews have been very positive.
NLee
post #2  on May 11, 2007 - 1:45 PM PDT  
Okay, so it is yet another one of those "virus turning people into flesh-eating zombies" movie. Every week on SciFi channel they show another remake of the same theme, sometimes two or three. Why do people keep watching this crap?
underdog
post #3  on May 11, 2007 - 2:09 PM PDT  
I was sort of dubious about this one when first announced but besides hearing the good buzz, knowing that the director also did Intacto, which I thought was pretty interesting, had me more intrigued. Hope to see it this weekend.
Battie
post #4  on May 11, 2007 - 6:22 PM PDT  
I saw it today for $5. XD It was pretty good. I was half-expecting an Americanized zombie flick (all teeth, no brains, haha), but it was much more like the first. The horrific moments weren't from the infected (though they were certainly not unscary) but from fellow humans. It's made my top five zombie/zombie-ish movies. The original is still better, though. :P
Battie
post #5  on May 11, 2007 - 6:30 PM PDT  
As for the directing, I couldn't tell you if it was good or not. There were some great shots in the film, IMO, but also a few annoying ones.

I jumped about three times, but two were cheap scares (one guy yelling boo at another guy who was sleeping <_<).

Death by helicopter was kind of...over-the-top gory. That was really the only part of the film I can honestly say I really disliked. The rest was good (unlike Dawn of the Dead, where I only like the first fifteen minutes).
Cinenaut
post #6  on May 12, 2007 - 9:44 AM PDT  
Some reviewers are saying it's better than the original. I might see it Sunday.
Battie
post #7  on May 19, 2007 - 3:04 PM PDT  
I have the urge to see this again. I saw 300 Thursday (it'd have been better with about 30-45 minutes shaved off it) and can't say I was overly impressed, though it's definitely a "pagan gazing" kind of film. I DID enjoy all the mostly-naked, beautiful men running around. That was awesome. But it's also made me desire to see a flick with a lot more brains to its action.

Plus, Imogen Poots is absolutely gorgeous. And a few scenes keep coming back to haunt me (one of Amazon's reviews agrees).

I think 28 Weeks Later will be a great film to have on DVD, but one shouldn't pass on the opportunity to see it in theaters. If there's an AMC nearby, take advantage of their $5 weekend and holiday before-noon policy. :)

Heh, I guess after letting the flick sink in, I actually like it MORE than I did walking out of the theater. Think I had the same feeling with the original. But the helicopter scene was still in bad taste. >:|
Cinenaut
post #8  on May 21, 2007 - 9:11 AM PDT  
I liked it, but it's much grimmer than the original with more horror elements. A couple of things bugged me, like the beginning of the big helicopter scene, where if the American sniper had imparted just a bit more information to the helicopter pilot, a whole lot of grief could have been avoided. ***spoiler*** I mean, why didn't he tell him that the woman was a medical officer and the kids were in her charge? Or, better yet, that the kids' blood could be the key to a vaccine?***spoiler end***

Other than a few small things like that, I thought it was quite good, with some more sophisticated horror than the typical zombie movie.

Imogen Poots is startlingly beautiful, and as an added bonus, it's fun to say her name.

> On May 19, 2007 - 3:04 PM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> But the helicopter scene was still in bad taste. >:|
> ---------------------------------

There was a similar scene in Grindhouse with a helicopter and some zombies, in the Rodriguez half of the movie... but in that case, bad taste was the whole point.
Battie
post #9  on May 26, 2007 - 8:58 PM PDT  
Well, yesterday I saw Pirates 3. And Thursday night and Friday morning, I saw Pirates 2. I thought they both kind of sucked. The first was genius because it was original and a lot of the focus was on Depp's character. But #2 and #3 (really just one movie that lasted almost six hours) focused on a whole lot of characters, as though the creators couldn't make up their minds who were the stars and co-stars, and frankly, I was bored. Depp was still great and the voodoo witch was wonderful (chickie from 28 Days Later, if I recall).

Then we (me and two friends) snuck into 28 Weeks Later, but the guy got pissy and left, and when my friend realized I'd seen it already, she wanted to go too. Which is now I am never going to a theater with them again. I wanted to see this flick a second time last week, but decided to wait till he could go...and then they pulled that crap on me. >:|

But, I did get to see maybe 30-40 minutes of it. :) I still think the sequel is really good. The opening was chilling and the first major death scene..I couldn't watch it again. Or listen to it. The actress's death cry gave me nightmares last night. :P 28 Weeks Later rocks. I'm kinda hoping when it comes out on DVD, there'll be a double-disc edition (of the first and second).

So maybe next week I'll finally go see it again. This time, ALONE!

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