28 Weeks Later (Blu-ray) (2007)
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When Days Turns to Weeks...the Horror Returns.
|The film picks up six months after the Rage virus has spread throughout the city of London. The United States Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection, wreaking havoc on the entire population. The virus is not yet dead, and this time it's more dangerous than ever!|
"As viscerally compelling as smash-mouth filmmaking gets. Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Swift, vicious and grimly imaginative...exceeds its predecessor, "28 Days Later," in every way. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Even better than the original. Pete Hammond, Maxim
"A ferociously entertaining thriller with sympathetic characters, stunning set pieces and pulsating excitement. Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter
Editor's NoteDanny Boyle's surprise 2003 hit, 28 DAYS LATER, gets the sequel treatment here. Few elements from the first film remain--actor Cilian Murphy doesn't return, and Boyle and screenwriter/novelist Alex Garland take producer credits this time out. In their places step director/co-writer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (INTACTO) and actor Robert Carlyle (TRAINSPOTTING), who bring the original story to its next logical step. The zombies (again referred to as "the infected") from the first film have died out and England is ready for repopulation. The American military are slowly bringing British citizens back to London, where a heavily guarded community is picking up the pieces and trying to return to normal life. Carlyle plays Don, a man who has lost his wife but is reunited with his children, Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton) and Tammy (Imogen Poots), near the start of Fresnadillo's film. The two kids soon escape from the heavily guarded community, go off searching for their childhood home, and discover that mom might not be quite as dead as they originally thought. Chaos follows, with the sadistic military and the forlorn survivors battling both each other and "the infected."Fresnadillo apes much of Boyle's style from the original film, shooting in rapidly edited sequences that cause plenty of blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments. A pounding soundtrack helps enliven the scenes with "the infected," and an abundance of swooping aerial shots highlight the desolate London landscape. A few minor sub-plots emerge, Fresnadillo offers sly commentary on the military's trigger-happy tendencies, and the film ends up somewhere in between zombie fare such as George A. Romero's LAND OF THE DEAD and dystopian visions of the future such as Alfonso Cuaron's CHILDREN OF MEN.
28 Weeks Later... - DVD Review
By: Sean O'Connell filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 9/28/2007 8:42 PM
|The grisly 28 Weeks Later... jettisons the director, cast, and recurring characters from the original film -- Danny Boyle's 2003 nightmare vision 28 Days Later -- and keeps only the franchise's dynamic plot device: a rage virus that, in seconds, turns unsuspecting citizens into violent zombies. It's an effective way to wipe the slate clean before more blood is splattered across it. Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo structures his picture less like a conventional sequel and more like a "next chapter" in the horror saga, which might explain why this fresh, energized, and clever installment works better than it should....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Allon Reich - Producer|
|Chris Gill - Editor|
|Danny Boyle - Executive Producer|
|Denis Schnegg - Art Director|
|Enrique Chediak - Cinematographer|
|John Murphy - Original Music By|
|Juan Carlos Fresnadillo - Director|
|Mark Tildesley - Production Designer|
|Patrick Rolfe - Art Director|
|Rowan Joffe, et. al. - Writer|