28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later

DVD - 2007
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Almost seven months after the Rage virus has annihilated the inhabitants of the London and the British Isles, the U.S. Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. In the first wave of returning refugees, a family is reunited, but one of them unwillingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007].
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Twenty-eight weeks later [dvd]

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Derringer
Jun 26, 2015

OK. This 2007, big-budget, zombie movie certainly did have its fair share of good points, as well as its share of bad points, too.

On the plus side - I thought that the "run-for-your-life" panic which prevailed (when the "Rage-Virus" zombies were literally biting everyone and anyone that they could during the all-out zombie attack) was handled very well. The heart-pounding terror (as it escalated into a frenzied "Code Red" situation) really progressed quite nicely and became a very satisfying adrenaline rush for this viewer.

And, on top of that - The excellent, rapid-fire editing, along with the often-haunting soundtrack music, all added up to a number of very riveting horror-movie moments.

But, on the down side - Not only did I get pretty fed up with the entire combat unit (who all seemed to be just a bunch of predictable, garden-variety jocks) - But when Tammy and Andy Doyle deliberately sneaked away from "District One" and entered into the restricted zone (which caused all hell to suddenly break loose), I thought that this whole business weakened 28 Weeks Later's story-line considerably and lost it some significant points.

And, finally - The one thing that really puzzled me about "Rage-Virus" was - Why were the infected ones not biting other animals (and then these creatures, in turn, would become infected biters, as well)?

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russcos
Oct 19, 2014

much more americanized then the last one (helicopters cutting off zombie heads yeah!!!!, emerica), but still very entertaining. Everytime you hear the theme song you know shit is about to go down.

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jazeebelle
May 17, 2014

Good. But nowhere near as wonderful as the original if it's between the two, you can skip this.

aaa5756 Jan 06, 2014

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

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SmartAssAWhip
Feb 19, 2013

Not as enjoyable as its predecessor, 28 Days Later, but different enough
to warrant a viewing. The opening scene is a stand-out in the "series".

wayne19711012 Jul 02, 2012

i dont blame him i would do the same thing

lasertravis Jun 14, 2012

I really liked 28 DAYS Later and had some small hope that this movie would be as good. It wasn't. More or less a glorified zombie action movie. Not as bad as some, but not as good as many. The acting was ok. The efffects were ok. There was nowhere near the emotion or character depth as in 28 Days Later. It wasn't a complete loss, but was a very poor sequel.

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tj_is_cool
Dec 27, 2010

Enjoyable zombie movie but there are big plot holes.

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DavidB
Jul 20, 2009

In the first film (28 Days Later) you desperately cared about the characters and their survival but in this one you can't wait for them to die. It's hard to care about fictional characters when the movie is so contrived.

This movie falls victim to the perils of sequels. This is just a big sensless feeding frenzie that makes the first one look like Art by comparisson. The best part of this film is the very begining but it doesn't live up to the hype.

Spoiler Alert-- All of the Death and Mayhem in this movie is the fault of the stupid kids.

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